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Virginia high school banned “To Kill a Mockingbird” “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

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posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:01 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: Annee

What kid in grade school today hasn't heard the "F-bomb"?

So you are OK with gradeschool kids reading the F-Bomb but not middle school children reading history. SMH
Gotcha!



You been on a playground lately?

I do believe I've repeated I choose to live in the now.

So you think one word is said on the playground and not the other? You are delusional.




posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: Annee

No? What do you call the desire to rewrite history and the lessons it teaches? But, you're right...it's your kid (which BTW is a baby goat, "child" is a human offspring), and you're the one in charge of shaping his mind and being the recipient of whatever thanks (or not) you get in later years for sugarcoating the real history and tribulations of life....



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:07 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Annee
The area is a mix of upper and lower middle class - - progressive types.

The parents are very socially aware - - and so are the kids of each other.

We chose this area on purpose.


I am sure everything is all nice and Stepford-y like you want it but I have a feeling the clone army you live with is not able to prevent your children from hearing this word. The fact that they are 'aware' makes them more prone to have heard music and/or played video games with this allegedly development-stultifying epithet.



No its not Stepfordy.

It is a beach community though.

My kid listens to instrumental jazz, loves comedy - - like: Charleyyy & Friends:

video.search.yahoo.com...=5&vid=f0ce0411d3110a43dd7e6f8 c3c183318&action=view
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posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: Rubicon3
a reply to: Annee

No? What do you call the desire to rewrite history and the lessons it teaches? But, you're right...it's your kid (which BTW is a baby goat, "child" is a human offspring), and you're the one in charge of shaping his mind and being the recipient of whatever thanks (or not) you get in later years for sugarcoating the real history and tribulations of life....

Now let's not get hyperbolic here. First off, English classes aren't tasked with teaching history. That is on History classes to do that. Second off, not teaching a book isn't "rewriting history". A kid can just as easily go to a book store or the library and read the book. It's not like by not teaching it, its suddenly not available from coast to coast or anything.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: Rubicon3
. . . which BTW is a baby goat, "child" is a human offspring. . . .


Oh, Ha Ha Ha

Clever.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
No its not Stepfordy.

It is a beach community though.


Uh-huh. I am sure Hive Mind, U.S.A. is a great place to challenge your perceptions.


My kid listens to instrumental jazz, loves comedy...


At some point he will discover Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle.

Pro tip: they use the N-word!!!!!!! A lot!!!!!!



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

I think you and I have proven that we can have a conversation.

Without attacks, hyperbole, or other unnecessary antics.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: Annee

i just want to say that i disagree with just about everything you have posted in this thread...

that said it is awesome your child is just 9 and listening to jazz....



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:12 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Annee
No its not Stepfordy.

It is a beach community though.


Uh-huh. I am sure Hive Mind, U.S.A. is a great place to challenge your perceptions.


My kid listens to instrumental jazz, loves comedy...


At some point he will discover Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle.

Pro tip: they use the N-word!!!!!!! A lot!!!!!!


So?

And that will be something he finds on his own.

Not something forced on him by a school district.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
So?

And that will be something he finds on his own.

Not something forced on him by a school district.


I am just contemplating the shock and horror the poor child might experience from hearing a word instead of reading it.

I like to think of the children occasionally. It makes me feel humanish.




edit on 5-12-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: Zazz 2020!



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:15 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: Annee

i just want to say that i disagree with just about everything you have posted in this thread...

that said it is awesome your child is just 9 and listening to jazz....


That's OK that you don't agree with me. I do appreciate not being attacked for it.

Yes, it is awesome he likes jazz. And it was his choice.

I went through all the music stations when we had cable TV. I played all the genres for him. He picked jazz.

He has a 17 year old sister. Sometimes I put her radio station on to see if he wants something different. He doesn't. He tells me to put it back to his station.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: Annee

Of course. We may disagree on this issue, but I've known you long enough that I know you mean well and there is no need to attack you for just disagreeing.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:16 PM
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now that i said the jazz thing is awesome i know something else that would be awesome.

sit down to a nice night of early randy newman and huck finn.

hells yeah



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: Annee

You mentioned living in the now rather than history. Would you agree that the word doesn't have the same sort of power now, that it used to have? It's basically a powerless word now, and it has been that way for a while. If that's the case, aren't you actually giving power back to the word and making it harmful by holding it back?



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:18 PM
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I'm going to remember this thread when we have another one all about how upset everyone is with sex ed in the schools.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: Annee

i wont attack you. i dont agree but i dont have to.
i just think its fantastic because most people dont give a rats ass about jazz and that is a shame.

you should scoop up sketches of spain by miles. been on rotation here lately.
solea is amazing



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: Annee

i wont attack you. i dont agree but i dont have to.
i just think its fantastic because most people dont give a rats ass about jazz and that is a shame.

you should scoop up sketches of spain by miles. been on rotation here lately.
solea is amazing


My high school age cousins like it because the older plays saxophone and the younger one plays trumpet in a youth jazz band. I'm trying to get them into bluegrass because they like the musical improv. One wants to get a banjo.
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posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

love it


thats awesome. i wish more people would give it a chance. especially the younger ones



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:23 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
i just think its fantastic because most people dont give a rats ass about jazz and that is a shame.


Jazz is awesome, best music to cook to.



posted on Dec, 5 2016 @ 03:25 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Annee
So?

And that will be something he finds on his own.

Not something forced on him by a school district.


I am just contemplating the shock and horror the poor child might experience from hearing a word instead of reading it.

I like to think of the children occasionally. It makes me feel humanish.



You act like we are naive or something.

We're not.




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