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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Are you serious in thinking this is something new? How old are you? School districts all over the country have been banning or trying to ban those books at least since I was in school in the sixties.

    well now the left is succeeding at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Are you serious in thinking this is something new? How old are you? School districts all over the country have been banning or trying to ban those books at least since I was in school in the sixties.
    Liberal state.....they were both required reading when I was in school........ graduated in '70
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby08 View Post
    Because they have black people in them, who aren't the main characters, are poor and, illiterate.

    That was the way things were when those books were written.
    They are not going to have much time for reading. They are waaaaaaaaaay to busy studying about the 300 genders that CA now has on its list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    Liberal state.....they were both required reading when I was in school........ graduated in '70
    I graduated high school in '72. I don't remember having to read 'Huckleberry Finn' in school - though I did so on my own - but we read 'Mockingbird' in, I think, our sophomore year. But as I say, there were always stories in the news about other places where someone was trying to get the local school board to take those particular books out of the classroom and/or the library. And to be fair, while many book bannings were prompted by socially or religiously conservative individuals and groups, in the case of Finn and Mockingbird it was then - as now, I suppose - mostly the people who objected to the use of the 'N' word in them. Both books are, of course, each in its own way a call to racial tolerance and social justice, but then no one ever accused the detractors and censors of actually reading them, so how would they know that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    I graduated high school in '72. I don't remember having to read 'Huckleberry Finn' in school - though I did so on my own - but we read 'Mockingbird' in, I think, our sophomore year. But as I say, there were always stories in the news about other places where someone was trying to get the local school board to take those particular books out of the classroom and/or the library. And to be fair, while many book bannings were prompted by socially or religiously conservative individuals and groups, in the case of Finn and Mockingbird it was then - as now, I suppose - mostly the people who objected to the use of the 'N' word in them. Both books are, of course, each in its own way a call to racial tolerance and social justice, but then no one ever accused the detractors and censors of actually reading them, so how would they know that?
    You were lucky. iI had to read Silas Marner. But, no, they won't ban that.
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