Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Ok, I was reading one of my professional journals and there is a column where people may write in their questions regarding censorship. One of the questions was from a middle school librarian at an affluent private school-doesn't say where. A teacher wants to teach a certain book at school about the bombing of the 16th street Baptist Church in Birmingham in 1965 and an African American parent who is also a lawyer doesn't want it taught b/c SHE DOESN'T WANT HER DAUGHTER TO KNOW THAT THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT TOOK PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wha..... I can't even fathom what this person's reasoning is! Like she won't know from stuff like, you know Black History Month? The World!!!! Seriously, does someone know of a reason not to allow your child to know that this VERY influential and groundbreaking movement took place. I had to read the question like 5 times!

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