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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 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
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.


I see. So your dainty sensibilities were offended by words and the rest of the country has to accommodate them by book-banning.




posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

The rest of the country???? Where are you getting that from?


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posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: Annee

If you want to deny the classics to your children, it's your right.

But you cross the line when you deny it to others.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:14 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
The rest of the country???? Where are you getting that from?


Her statements about the classics not being suitable for children.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:14 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Annee
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.


I see. So your dainty sensibilities were offended by words and the rest of the country has to accommodate them by book-banning.



Can I make a complete aside and compliment u on the best avatar at ATS...?


-Chris



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:15 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: kaylaluv
The rest of the country???? Where are you getting that from?


Her statements about the classics not being suitable for children.


For HER children.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: Christosterone

You can, only if you tell Cranial Sponge, she made it.


















I like the hidden part.























































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edit on 4-12-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude once thought he had beer but it turned out to be Natty Ice.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Annee
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.


I see. So your dainty sensibilities were offended by words and the rest of the country has to accommodate them by book-banning.



I do believe this encompasses the state of the progressive movement.

Good point.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
For HER children.


Wrong.

For ALL children:


originally posted by: Annee
I now support "modified Classics" for school age children. Probably even through high school.





edit on 4-12-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: Zazz 2020!



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Lol AWESOME
Cranial Sponge is an American hero!!

-Chris



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:18 PM
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originally posted by: Christosterone
Lol AWESOME
Cranial Sponge is an American hero!!


That lives in a magical and mythical place called Canada-land.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Last time I checked, you could buy a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird AND The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at any major bookstore. Classics are usually pretty cheap, too. You can even download it on your Kindle! No school district is confiscating your books.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:26 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.



bingo..
you got it
modified classics for junior and high school kids.
what a joke and a complete shame



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

*whew*

So it's okay if they only ban books in public schools.




posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Annee
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.


I see. So your dainty sensibilities were offended by words and the rest of the country has to accommodate them by book-banning.



bummer isnt it
i say leave the books. ALL the books and let people like anne bring in modified books or cliff notes for their sweet little offspring



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:31 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
I fear for history. I fear for literature. For free expression.

History will be whitewashed better than the fence Tom Sawyer worked on.


MICROAGGRESSION!


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



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:34 PM
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We read all of these classics in school. Most are required for a reason, they teach you life lessons and teach you about history, but hey what do I know.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:34 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: kaylaluv

*whew*

So it's okay if they only ban books in public schools.



You could say the school decided not to include it in their curriculum. Lots of classics don't make it into the curriculum - there are literally hundreds of classics out there. Some make the cut, some don't.

But no, lets use the incendiary "BAN" word - as that fits the propaganda agenda much better and gets everyone riled up.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:36 PM
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originally posted by: avgguy
We read all of these classics in school.


I did as well.

After reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird I stole some bedsheets out of the linen closet, formed a Junior High branch of the KKK and burned lower case T's on my pal Cleveland's front lawn for 'time to read!'.

Not.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

The books were banned because someone found them offensive.

Seems simple to me.

Banned.



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