Tag: Censorship

book banning

American Library Association Documents 155 Attempts at Banning Books About POC or LGBTQ Issues in the Last 6 Months

In a depressing turn for anyone who thought society may have outgrown book burning or censorship of books over the last 100 years, it appears the hate-filled phenomenon is back on the rise, increasing with alarming frequency across the country. CNN’s Nicole Chavez has reported the American Library Association “has…

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Michigan School Forces Staff Members To Remove Rainbow Flags and Signs Supporting the LGBTQ Community

Another U.S. school system has been hit with anti-diversity initiatives forcing staff members to take down any signs or symbols showing their support for LGBTQ students. David Horak of NBC News affiliate WOOD-TV reported that “a middle school teacher in Three Rivers, Michigan, resigned after he and other teachers were…

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Oregon School Board Fires Superintendent Who Didn’t Support Their Ban on Symbols Supporting Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ Pride

Things are growing increasingly tense in Newberg, Oregon — a town of 23,000 located approximately 25 miles southwest of Portland — as the conservative school board continues its recent attack on diversity and inclusion within the district. Andrew Selsky of the Associated Press reported that the Newberg school board, which…

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Texas Lawmaker Pursues Banning 850 Books From Schools Over Fears That They Might Cause ‘Student Discomfort’

The state of Texas is continuing its descent away from democracy and equality for its citizens. First came its horrifying rollback of women’s rights with its recent abortion ban. Then came its recent attack on trans students’ ability to participate in sports. Now, Texas lawmakers are at it again, this…

critical race theory

ACLU Sues Oklahoma Over Law Prohibiting Teaching of Critical Race Theory

The fight against the concept of critical race theory and the “danger” it supposedly poses to American schools continues, this time with a new ACLU lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma. CNN’s Madeline Holcombe has reported that “a group of students and educators have filed a complaint challenging an Oklahoma…

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Attempt To Ban Words Like ‘Woke,’ ‘Systemic Racism’ and ‘White Supremacy’ From State School Curriculum

Legislators in Wisconsin have taken the conservative battle against education on social justice and racial equality to a whole new level, attempting to not only ban teaching the concepts in the state’s schools but also proposing restrictions on using the very words to describe the concepts. The Hill’s Reid Wilson…

Memorial Day

Ohio Event Organizers Censor Former Soldier’s Memorial Day Speech About Black Slaves Honoring Fallen Soldiers After the Civil War

In an audacious display of racism and complete disregard for Black history and military history, event organizers for a Memorial Day speech in Hudson, Ohio decided to cut a former soldier’s mic when he began talking about how freed Black slaves had honored fallen soldiers following the Civil War. The…

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Books Focusing on Race, Diversity, and Inclusion Still Labelled as “Inappropriate” for Students in 2020, American Library Association Reports

American culture as a whole experienced a civil rights reawakening throughout 2020. Although there has been a dramatic increase in calls for social justice, representation and inclusion, this progressive movement still has plenty of detractors, especially in the educational space. According to a new report from the American Library Association,…