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

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posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
Certain groups of people are sure fearful of harmless words these days.


"Words" are innocent?

No they're not.




posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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If you censor the classics and try to pass it off as "classic" it'd be the same as taking a tofu cube and passing that off as bacon.


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posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: Zanti Misfit

Heinrich Hiene's famous quote: "Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings" turned out to be quite true. The Nazis not only threw Heine's books to the fire because he was Jewish, but they exterminated humans en masse.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
Certain groups of people are sure fearful of harmless words these days.

Is the Inquisition back or something?


It's called preferential freedom.

They are okay with book banning and flag burning.

You, on the other hand, can't read a book or have a flag, it might offend.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Annee

What about religious texts?


In public school?

I am 100% supportive of Separation of Church and State.

However, with the cultural melting pot of the USA - - - some introduction to religion and differences is a necessary thing in our modern world today.

edit on 4-12-2016 by Annee because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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Progressives are such pansies...
Jesus liberals, grow up you bunch of babies.

-Chris



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Irishhaf

The same people that laud rap lyrics want to ban books with the same words.



Most people that laud rap lyrics are on ATS.

Here's another example.

I really don't have any problem with the music and definitely don't agree with banning anything but this # is an entirely new level of stupid and people absolutely love it.


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posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
Well, it surprised me too.

It was quite a shock to read those words in a Hardy Boys story.


You said you had no issue with 'the classics' until you read the Hardy Boys.

The Hardy Boys are not considered 'the classics'. Mark Twain is and should continue to be covered in English Lit classes as he was without a doubt one the greatest American authors.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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Maybe if parents spent more time reading the classics to their children instead of them playing on the net; the kids would have a true understanding.

And modified classics are not classics. They are someone wanting to change the past.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

Yea... most people live in their own little bubble their entire lives so never get an accurate view of the world...

I would have been one of those as well, but the last 20 years in the military have exposed me to many things I never would have encountered, many things I wish I had never been exposed to but.. it is what it is.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: Martin75
Maybe if parents spent more time reading the classics to their children instead of them playing on the net; the kids would have a true understanding.

And modified classics are not classics. They are someone wanting to change the past.


And who purchased the device to access "the net?"

Who pays for the service for "the net?"

The kids? Didn't think so. Parenting has failed in America.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

The Point being , trying to somehow Control the Thought Processes of People leads to Tyranny . This Story confirms that Belief to me . Censorship is Tyranny in a Free Society .


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posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: Annee

If someone's child becomes a screaming racist because they read the word "negro" in the context of "To kill a mockingbird" then someone f'ed up big time somewhere as a parent along the line.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Annee
Well, it surprised me too.

It was quite a shock to read those words in a Hardy Boys story.


You said you had no issue with 'the classics' until you read the Hardy Boys.

The Hardy Boys are not considered 'the classics'. Mark Twain is and should continue to be covered in English Lit classes as he was without a doubt one the greatest American authors.


I fully admit - - - as I said - - - I did a complete 180 - - - when it affected me and my kid.

He will be reading only the modified versions for kids - - - until he's much older.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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God help these kids if they have to study Germany 1918-1945.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
a reply to: Annee

If someone's child becomes a screaming racist because they read the word "negro" in the context of "To kill a mockingbird" then someone f'ed up big time somewhere as a parent along the line.



Do what you want with your kid.

My kid will be reading only the modified versions until he is much older.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:01 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
God help these kids if they have to study Germany 1918-1945.


What does that have to do with this subject?

Real life is real life.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:02 PM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: LesMisanthrope

The Point being , trying to somehow Control the Thought Processes of People leads to Tyranny . This Story confirms that Belief to me . Censorship is Tyranny in a Free Society .


And "age appropriate" is age appropriate.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: Annee

Do you ever ask yourself "when did I become such a hypocrite?"

If ur curious, the answer is "the day u became a progressive."

-Chris



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:07 PM
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My daughter read To Kill a Mockingbird when she was 11. She did it with my guidance, as I home school her. It's my favorite book of all time. But if she was in public school and they didn't provide it to her, I would have provided it to her myself (I own 4 copies).

I don't think it's a big deal if a school district decides not to include certain books in their curriculum. Parents are free to get the books on their own. You could even provide your child a book that discusses a violent child rape, if that's your thing. You have the freedom to do so.



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