Tag Archives: racism

Brooklyn Public Library Locks up “TinTin Au Congo”

The Brooklyn Public Library trusts you to form your own opinions about any  controversial  and provocative content that you would find in Beloved, Hard Candy or Mein Kampf.   However, apparently they feel the need to protect you from racially … Continue reading

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NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin weighs in on NYPost cartoon controvery

CNN’s coverage of the NY Post’s controversial cartoon from a First Amendment perspective. Click here to watch the video. NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin weighs in, noting NCAC’s response to the violence in Denmark resulting from a newspaper’s running cartoon … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True Story of a Book Banning

Sometimes, book banning is as simple as: Parent complains to school board about book (offending excerpts in hand). School board member agrees book is “inappropriate.” Good-bye, good literature. The Crook County School Board in Prineville, Oregon, did just that with … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week

In keeping with the theme of banned books. I’ve selected I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou written shortly after the Civil Rights era and was inspired the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was … Continue reading

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