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

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posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 11:38 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: JanAmosComenius
a reply to: Annee

Why "instead"? I'm agnostic and I do not want to ban Bible. Why do you want to ban Mark Twain?


For one thing it repeats the "N" word 200 times.

What is the significance of my kid reading a book about a time 80 years ago with Southern attitudes toward blacks.

He does not need those thoughts forced into his head by his school.

Now - - I listed several books about LGBT. That is significant and current to his life.

How many who fight for Huck Finn are going to accept those books as required reading?


And somehow I knew those books would be LGBT topics.
.... You don't recognize that you're still forcing something on him do you.




posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 11:44 PM
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en.wikipedia.org...




Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.





despite strong arguments that the protagonist and the tenor of the book are anti-racist



posted on Dec, 6 2016 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: Wardaddy454

80 years old???

Huckleberry Finn was published in 1885.

Gah..... I can't stand the ignorance.



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 02:18 AM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: JanAmosComenius
a reply to: Annee

Why "instead"? I'm agnostic and I do not want to ban Bible. Why do you want to ban Mark Twain?


For one thing it repeats the "N" word 200 times.

What is the significance of my kid reading a book about a time 80 years ago with Southern attitudes toward blacks.

He does not need those thoughts forced into his head by his school.

Now - - I listed several books about LGBT. That is significant and current to his life.

How many who fight for Huck Finn are going to accept those books as required reading?


And somehow I knew those books would be LGBT topics.
.... You don't recognize that you're still forcing something on him do you.



I'd prefer Sci-Fi, but that's not a very relevant equality issue school kids learn about today.

And no, it's not forced. It's part of everyday life. At least where I live.



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 03:43 AM
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If a Christian group tries to take an obscene book off a public school shelf they are condemned by the entire media.

Strange how the media is barely paying attention to this story.



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 03:47 AM
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originally posted by: Annee

For one thing it repeats the "N" word 200 times.


Is it read outloud in class? Seems like that would just promote saying the word as often as possible to immature students.



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 03:53 AM
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I'm afraid there is no problem with n word. Both books are about dissent against what was/is called "normal". Both books teach us to stand against evil even if the evil is positively sanctioned by "normal society". Annee is dreaming about normalized society. For me it is nightmare.



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 09:41 AM
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To Kill a Mockingbird is an awesome book how could they? what wrong with these people?



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: Muntic0re

Maybe some people have moved past it



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: Muntic0re
To Kill a Mockingbird is an awesome book how could they? what wrong with these people?


They're superstitious toward words.



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: edward777

I think Harry Potter was banned for fear it would turn children to the occult.



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 10:03 AM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: JanAmosComenius
a reply to: Annee

Why "instead"? I'm agnostic and I do not want to ban Bible. Why do you want to ban Mark Twain?


For one thing it repeats the "N" word 200 times.

What is the significance of my kid reading a book about a time 80 years ago with Southern attitudes toward blacks.

He does not need those thoughts forced into his head by his school.

Now - - I listed several books about LGBT. That is significant and current to his life.

How many who fight for Huck Finn are going to accept those books as required reading?


And somehow I knew those books would be LGBT topics.
.... You don't recognize that you're still forcing something on him do you.



I'd prefer Sci-Fi, but that's not a very relevant equality issue school kids learn about today.

And no, it's not forced. It's part of everyday life. At least where I live.



FYI, that thing on the end of your face is your nose...

Liberals are no more aware of their hypocrisy than a fish is aware of water...

Self-awareness cannot exist in tandem with progressivism...it's anathema to their ethos

Life is not without irony so I take joy watching progressives morally relativize everything to fit in line with their liberal dogma...

-Chris
edit on 7-12-2016 by Christosterone because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: Christosterone

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: JanAmosComenius
a reply to: Annee

Why "instead"? I'm agnostic and I do not want to ban Bible. Why do you want to ban Mark Twain?


For one thing it repeats the "N" word 200 times.

What is the significance of my kid reading a book about a time 80 years ago with Southern attitudes toward blacks.

He does not need those thoughts forced into his head by his school.

Now - - I listed several books about LGBT. That is significant and current to his life.

How many who fight for Huck Finn are going to accept those books as required reading?


And somehow I knew those books would be LGBT topics.
.... You don't recognize that you're still forcing something on him do you.



I'd prefer Sci-Fi, but that's not a very relevant equality issue school kids learn about today.

And no, it's not forced. It's part of everyday life. At least where I live.



FYI, that thing on the end of your face is your nose...

Liberals are no more aware of their hypocrisy than a fish is aware of water...

Self-awareness cannot exist in tandem with progressivism...it's anathema to their ethos

Life is not without irony so I take joy watching progressives morally relativize everything to fit in line with their liberal dogma...

-Chris


Please define Liberal.

Let's see how close you get to who I actually am.



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 10:09 AM
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a reply to: Christosterone




Life is not without irony


So true - it's what makes your posts so funny



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 10:10 AM
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originally posted by: imjack


originally posted by: Annee

For one thing it repeats the "N" word 200 times.


Is it read outloud in class? Seems like that would just promote saying the word as often as possible to immature students.


Supposedly, in researching this, teachers need to do a special discussion class prior to kids reading the book.

So, that part would definitely be oral. How detailed it gets - I guess depends on the teacher.



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 10:11 AM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Christosterone

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: JanAmosComenius
a reply to: Annee

Why "instead"? I'm agnostic and I do not want to ban Bible. Why do you want to ban Mark Twain?


For one thing it repeats the "N" word 200 times.

What is the significance of my kid reading a book about a time 80 years ago with Southern attitudes toward blacks.

He does not need those thoughts forced into his head by his school.

Now - - I listed several books about LGBT. That is significant and current to his life.

How many who fight for Huck Finn are going to accept those books as required reading?


And somehow I knew those books would be LGBT topics.
.... You don't recognize that you're still forcing something on him do you.



I'd prefer Sci-Fi, but that's not a very relevant equality issue school kids learn about today.

And no, it's not forced. It's part of everyday life. At least where I live.



FYI, that thing on the end of your face is your nose...

Liberals are no more aware of their hypocrisy than a fish is aware of water...

Self-awareness cannot exist in tandem with progressivism...it's anathema to their ethos

Life is not without irony so I take joy watching progressives morally relativize everything to fit in line with their liberal dogma...

-Chris


Please define Liberal.

Let's see how close you get to who I actually am.



Here's my simple definition:

Liberal/Progressive: a person given to moral relativism...

-Chris



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: Christosterone




Life is not without irony


So true - it's what makes your posts so funny


Some of these posts are funny.

Of course, no one needs to agree with me on this subject.

But, I'm pretty sure my kid will survive without reading Huck Finn.



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: Christosterone

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Christosterone

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: JanAmosComenius
a reply to: Annee

Why "instead"? I'm agnostic and I do not want to ban Bible. Why do you want to ban Mark Twain?


For one thing it repeats the "N" word 200 times.

What is the significance of my kid reading a book about a time 80 years ago with Southern attitudes toward blacks.

He does not need those thoughts forced into his head by his school.

Now - - I listed several books about LGBT. That is significant and current to his life.

How many who fight for Huck Finn are going to accept those books as required reading?


And somehow I knew those books would be LGBT topics.
.... You don't recognize that you're still forcing something on him do you.



I'd prefer Sci-Fi, but that's not a very relevant equality issue school kids learn about today.

And no, it's not forced. It's part of everyday life. At least where I live.



FYI, that thing on the end of your face is your nose...

Liberals are no more aware of their hypocrisy than a fish is aware of water...

Self-awareness cannot exist in tandem with progressivism...it's anathema to their ethos

Life is not without irony so I take joy watching progressives morally relativize everything to fit in line with their liberal dogma...

-Chris


Please define Liberal.

Let's see how close you get to who I actually am.



Here's my simple definition:

Liberal/Progressive: a person given to moral relativism...

-Chris


What the hell does that even mean?

In relationship to the discussion.

edit on 7-12-2016 by Annee because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Christosterone

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Christosterone

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: JanAmosComenius
a reply to: Annee

Why "instead"? I'm agnostic and I do not want to ban Bible. Why do you want to ban Mark Twain?


For one thing it repeats the "N" word 200 times.

What is the significance of my kid reading a book about a time 80 years ago with Southern attitudes toward blacks.

He does not need those thoughts forced into his head by his school.

Now - - I listed several books about LGBT. That is significant and current to his life.

How many who fight for Huck Finn are going to accept those books as required reading?


And somehow I knew those books would be LGBT topics.
.... You don't recognize that you're still forcing something on him do you.



I'd prefer Sci-Fi, but that's not a very relevant equality issue school kids learn about today.

And no, it's not forced. It's part of everyday life. At least where I live.



FYI, that thing on the end of your face is your nose...

Liberals are no more aware of their hypocrisy than a fish is aware of water...

Self-awareness cannot exist in tandem with progressivism...it's anathema to their ethos

Life is not without irony so I take joy watching progressives morally relativize everything to fit in line with their liberal dogma...

-Chris


Please define Liberal.

Let's see how close you get to who I actually am.



Here's my simple definition:

Liberal/Progressive: a person given to moral relativism...

-Chris


What the hell does that even mean?

In relationship to the discussion.


You asked me to "Please define Liberal."
So I gave u my personal definition: "a person given to moral relativism"

I'm going to assume u know what "a person given to" means so I will address the meat of my personal definition:

Moral Relativism:
The position that moral or ethical propositions do not reflect objective and/or universal moral truths, but instead make claims relative to social, cultural, historical or personal circumstances.

-Chris



posted on Dec, 7 2016 @ 10:40 AM
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originally posted by: Christosterone

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Christosterone

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Christosterone

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: JanAmosComenius
a reply to: Annee

Why "instead"? I'm agnostic and I do not want to ban Bible. Why do you want to ban Mark Twain?


For one thing it repeats the "N" word 200 times.

What is the significance of my kid reading a book about a time 80 years ago with Southern attitudes toward blacks.

He does not need those thoughts forced into his head by his school.

Now - - I listed several books about LGBT. That is significant and current to his life.

How many who fight for Huck Finn are going to accept those books as required reading?


And somehow I knew those books would be LGBT topics.
.... You don't recognize that you're still forcing something on him do you.



I'd prefer Sci-Fi, but that's not a very relevant equality issue school kids learn about today.

And no, it's not forced. It's part of everyday life. At least where I live.



FYI, that thing on the end of your face is your nose...

Liberals are no more aware of their hypocrisy than a fish is aware of water...

Self-awareness cannot exist in tandem with progressivism...it's anathema to their ethos

Life is not without irony so I take joy watching progressives morally relativize everything to fit in line with their liberal dogma...

-Chris


Please define Liberal.

Let's see how close you get to who I actually am.



Here's my simple definition:

Liberal/Progressive: a person given to moral relativism...

-Chris


What the hell does that even mean?

In relationship to the discussion.


You asked me to "Please define Liberal."
So I gave u my personal definition: "a person given to moral relativism"

I'm going to assume u know what "a person given to" means so I will address the meat of my personal definition:

Moral Relativism:
The position that moral or ethical propositions do not reflect objective and/or universal moral truths, but instead make claims relative to social, cultural, historical or personal circumstances.

-Chris


OK.

Now explain what you mean in detail in relation to this subject.

Never Assume.

--------------------------------------------------------

I asked for you to definite what Liberal means. Are you saying this is what Liberal means?


edit on 7-12-2016 by Annee because: (no reason given)



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