Censorship American Style

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Baba gounj, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    Top 20 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

    1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
    2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
    4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
    5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
    6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
    7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
    8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
    9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
    10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
    11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
    12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
    13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
    14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
    15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
    16. Forever, by Judy Blume
    17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
    18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
    19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
    20. King and King, by Linda de Haan
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Sad. A lot of great classic books.
     
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Those books are not politically correct enough.
     
  4. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"


    The people / groups who lead the fight to have books banned should be tarred and feathered and ran out of town on a rail.
     
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  5. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    A pair of lawmakers in New Jersey want the state’s schools to stop using the classic Mark Twain novel “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn“ in their classrooms.
    It has the N word listed over 200 times.
     
  6. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I don't care if the N word is printed 400 times in it. It was written in different times and is a classic and PART OF HISTORY. People need to wake up and realize burying your head in the sand don't solve any problem.
     
  7. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    Christians love to ban books.
     
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Some books written a couple of hundred years ago mentioned slaves. OMG!
     
  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    What do you think about the banning of those books?
     
  10. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Douschebaggery

    I'm all for reopening the gallows for anybody who wishes to challenge any notion of personal freedom. I'm sick of this :censored2:.
     
  11. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    Not surprised.
    Christians don't want their kids exposed to things that get in the way of their indoctrination.

    That's their right, but it's sad when those beliefs are forced on everyone by a school or district. I've read a lot of those books, most of them as a kid or young adult. Sad that some kids can't enjoy them because their parents are zealots.
     
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    Turdferguson Just a turd

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    Turdferguson Just a turd

  14. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    Only two books should be burnt.
    The Q'ran and the Bible.
    Life would be so much nicer without either.
     
  15. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    When I was in school I read The Fountainhead and I got to the part where Roarke raped Dominique. I started talking about it with my teacher and she let me just not include that chapter in my project/report. Didn’t want to cause a stink about high schoolers reading adult themes.

    She had a bunch of good books, Vonnegut, Upton Sinclair, Jack London, George Orwell, Rand and others. I think kids should be forced to read :censored2:ed up stuff that handles adult themes and the realities of the world portrayed by some of these authors.
     
  16. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    “His cock swung from side to side like the pendulum of a grandfather clock on speed.”
    -Steven King

    I don’t really like King that much but this description stuck with me. I read that in high school.
     
  17. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    To be fair, you’ve probably seen some of those since high school, amirite?! Keeps it fresh!

    Titty descriptions similarly stick with me for the same reason.
     
  18. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Douschebaggery

    The part in Cujo where that guy breaks into the house sticks in my mind to this day. I'm not sure I even want to repeat the line on here. King must've had the hugest boner while writing it to get into the detail that he did.
     
  19. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    I’ve never read Cujo so I got no idea. Sounds good though
     
  20. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

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