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But you refuse to answer a simple yes and no question. What can I say?
It is up for discussion, but in the meantime the book has been banned with no discussion whatsoever.
They already have removed them.
originally posted by: Annee
originally posted by: Christosterone
Annee, please don't let your children see this....
This should help to not offend their delicate liberal sensibilities...
Can you be any more ridiculous?
You didn't ask a yes or no question
Maybe you and I understand the meaning of the word banned differently
In grammar, the question: "Do you or do you not support the banning of books?" is a yes or no question, formally known as a polar question. I dare you to explain what other type of question it is.
And maybe you understand it wrongly and I understand it correctly, or vice versa. What constitutes a banned book in your opinion?
A temporary ban is still a ban. There is no rule stipulating that something must be banned forever.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
A Virginia high school has banned “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” because they use racial slurs.
The move comes after the mother of a biracial student at a Virginia school complained about the use of the n-word in the literature classics.
“I keep hearing, ‘this is a classic, this is a classic,’” said Rothstein-Williams, the white mother. “I understand this is a literature classic but at some point, I feel the children will not or do not truly get the classic part, the literature part – which I’m not disputing this is great literature. But there are so many racial slurs in there and offensive wording that you can’t get past that.”
I fear for history. I fear for literature. For free expression.
History will be whitewashed better than the fence Tom Sawyer worked on. (to understand the reference, read the book)
You cannot censor/ban something just because you find it offensive.
I don't know how clear I can make it.
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: TheAlleghenyGentleman
How is radio rap an approiate comparison to one of Americas greatest authors in terms of education and censorship?
How is it not?
Especially since the N word is used in both examples
originally posted by: TheAlleghenyGentleman
a reply to: Annee
So I take it then you won't try to tackle any of the questions I posed to you?
I believe the last two questions I asked you are directly related to the "n" word.
I would appreciate an answer and some decorum please.
Thanks in advance.