Tag: Free Speech

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…

Newberg school

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…

gender-neutral restroom

Tennessee Judge Stops New Transphobic Bathroom-Sign Law From Going Into Effect

In their ongoing attack of transgender citizens within Tennessee, lawmakers have attempted to enact a law that would require businesses to post signs outside their restrooms “warning” customers they supported transgender rights — thereby potentially turning customers away from their businesses. However, just days before the bill was set to…

Iowa

Iowa House Moves to Ban Teaching ‘Diversity’ in Public Schools

The Iowa House of Representatives has taken over the reins of former President Trump’s failed attempt at banning diversity education. Iowa State Daily has reported that Republicans in the state government have approved a bill to limit teaching curriculum on “divisive topics” in Iowa public schools. Even as politicians in…

Archived: April Ryan Snubbed By White House for Christmas Party

The Trump administration handpicked invitees to the White House Christmas party for news media on Friday at 2 p.m. Several journalists didn’t receive an invitation, including April Ryan for the first time in 20 years of covering the White House. “I don’t think I was overlooked,” Ryan told The Washington…