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MAGA Party Lawmakers Banning Books To Ease ‘White Discomfort’ – MSNBC

GOP lawmakers in 22 states have unveiled bills to limit teachings about race and sexuality in public schools. Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” and Art Spiegelman’s “Maus” have now joined the list of works banned by local school boards for so-called “objectionable” content. MSNBC’s Ari Melber is joined by Professor Brittney Cooper to discuss.

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Book banning? Parent email prompts Utah district to pull these titles from high school libraries

Removal appears to violate district’s own policies Copies of at least nine book titles have been removed from libraries at four high schools in the Canyons School District — all in response to an email from a parent who expressed concerns about the titles she said she learned about through social media videos. The removalContinue reading “Book banning? Parent email prompts Utah district to pull these titles from high school libraries”

Virginia school board members call for books to be burned amid GOP’s campaign against schools teaching about race and sexuality

Two VA school board members called for burning books that have been deemed worthy of removal. The Spotsylvania County School Board directed staff to begin removing “sexually explicit” books from library shelves. The GOP has been pushing against teaching students about race and sexuality.  Amid the GOP’s nationwide push against teaching about race and sexuality in schools,Continue reading “Virginia school board members call for books to be burned amid GOP’s campaign against schools teaching about race and sexuality”

Sula: Crash Course Literature 309

This week, John is talking about Toni Morrison’s novel of friendship, betrayal, and loss, Sula. Sula tells the story of two African American girls, the town where they grew up, the tragic even that was central to their youth, and the very different people they became.

Slavery, Ghosts, and Beloved: Crash Course Literature 214

In which John Green teaches you about Beloved by Toni Morrison. I’ll warn you up front, this book is something of a downer. That’s because it deals with subjects like slavery, the death of a child, a potential haunting, and a bunch of other sad stuff. John will talk about Beloved in relation to slavery,Continue reading “Slavery, Ghosts, and Beloved: Crash Course Literature 214”