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"Our library collections, because they are written mostly by straight white men, are a physical manifestation of white men ideas taking up all the space in our library stacks. Pause here and think about this."
originally posted by: TheSpanishArcher
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: DBCowboy
Often times I find myself trying to troll you but in this case I simply can't find a reason.
You are completely correct. Tis a sad thought to entertain but also a sad reality. This is something I have been completely against since I was in middle school 98-02. I remember the big fus about Mark Twain then being in public schools. We need our schools and libraries to have all written books available to those that want to read them. Taking those away will do no good IMHO.
If I may play Devil's Advocate for a moment. Would you like the Anarchists Cookbook to be in a public school library? How about books on say, Dahmer or Bundy? I truly don't know where I stand on things like I mentioned so wondering about your thoughts.
originally posted by: thov420
Didn't some famous guy a few decades ago say something like "judge based on the content of their character, instead of the color of their skin"? What ever happened to that great ideal? One he himself was assassinated over. Shouldn't written works be judged by their content and message versus the color of the skin of the person who wrote them?
My god, some people have their heads so far up their asses, I'm surprised they can still breathe.
So, let us not be blind to our differences--but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy