It's important to meet absurd anti-social dominance rituals with equally absurd escalation and moral aggression. Call their bluff and embarrass them with non-violent confrontation.
If the CCDF have given smartphones with internet access to their children, will they get arrested? I guarantee that those phones have access to much more "material harmful to minors" than a school library.
So CCDF wants to decide which freedoms I get to keep? 😡
Went to a school board meeting in my district to challenge book banning. Beloved was one of many on the extremists list. Challenged the "banners" to explain why a book published over 30 years ago, plus many others that have been in circulation for years, are now all of a sudden a threat to kids. Questioned the true motive of their sweeping book banning campaigns. It's certainly not about the kids. The extremists have been very vocal with the board so we needed to stand against them. Going to keep up the fight.
According to the photo caption, CCDF is going "...to address local infringement on civil liberties." By banning books from the school library. So other people's children can't read them. How does that make sense?
By threatening the librarians and teachers with arrest by Grady Judd, these poor, misguided people got exactly what they wanted. The books have been removed from the schools. What about the AP curriculum? We need a good Constitutional attorney in Polk County! Anybody know of one?
Can't remove these books county wide! See School Board Policy 4.403. We wrote it just for stuff like this- to keep one person or group from banning books. They must follow proper procedure and go school by school. The superintendent is not above policy
I'm sold, Billy. Getting ready to order Beloved right now!
Thank you for keeping the pressure on our officials and extremists by letting them know you know and not being afraid to admit it and expose their bigotry and hatred.
I'm not a book-banner by any means, but if these books are going to be challenged, perhaps Mein Kompf ought to be as well? I know for a fact that a number of media centers have it on their shelves. There would be something deeply wrong about a policy that bans Beloved and leaves Mein Kompf on the shelves.