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    A few years ago, I went to the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. It was a depressing - yet eye-opening experience. And if they sanitized the exhibits to remove all material deemed offensive to Jewish people, the museum would serve no purpose afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    perhaps you should stop lecturing people of color , or anyone else, about when they ought to be exposed to the n-word. Some people don't have to read books to understand the "content". They live that content everyday of their fking lives.
    Willful ignorance knows no skin color. And I'll bet dimes to dollars that the majority of those who challenged the books were not black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    Why are liberals removing books that were in Opposition to Slavery Racism and Jim Crowe?


    Forget history and you are doomed to repeat the mistakes.
    Excellent point!

    I would not say "Liberals". Liberals have open minds and would take these pieces for their merits. Your point is excellent on the content. I would guess those "LEFTISTS" looking to remove them have never read them and don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Excellent point!

    I would not say "Liberals". Liberals have open minds and would take these pieces for their merits. Your point is excellent on the content. I would guess those "LEFTISTS" looking to remove them have never read them and don't know.
    And this is why it has been proven that Conservatives are better educated and informed than Liberals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by res View Post
    Neither of these two were required reading in my school curriculum. I've never read To Kill A Mockingbird while I've read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn many times, both as a kid and as an adult. We had to read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which is also an excellent book. The fact that they contain racial slurs only makes those books better in my view, as Mark Twain intended to depict people as they were at the time. Removing them, because their content is offensive to some is, in some form, sterilization of American past. People should know how people behaved before them. It gives a sense of perspective on what has been achieved in the mean time. To think that just 160 years ago some people were slaves because of the colour of their skin, how they were treated, called and perceived and how well that's depicted in Huck Finn... it's a shame to kick it out of the curriculum. I'd dare say it's a mistake.
    I agree. I don't know what to add to such a well thought post, but wanted it re-quoted in case anyone missed it.
    Thanks from res

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Yeah... thanks for that post.



    How does a child today have the context to know the evils and the history behind it in your foolish scenario of learning only from current "real life"? The Triangle Theory of Communication which predicates virtually all learning is strengthened immensely by literary works where words and their meanings on historical and cultural levels expands the mind and learning experience in significant ways. Your plan would make for a lot of shallow, ill prepared people.
    uh, that's not my plan. It's yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    And this is why it has been proven that Conservatives are better educated and informed than Liberals.
    Well... there you go. You had to do that. You know what a tangent you just created? lol

    I don't consider the people looking to ban these books "Liberals". I would consider them "Leftists". There is a significant difference. Sadly, we are losing the Liberal ideology as it is being taken over by Leftists.

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    Originally Posted by the watchman
    perhaps you should stop lecturing people of color , or anyone else, about when they ought to be exposed to the n-word. Some people don't have to read books to understand the "content". They live that content everyday of their fking lives.

    Maybe you should clean out your own attic before you start on your neighbors.

    why do you want people of color to not be informed of their history?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    And this is why it has been proven that Conservatives are better educated and informed than Liberals.
    Who was the last Republican President to win the post graduate college educated vote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    ^^^^ Here is a perfect way for a small mind to hurt an open exchange of ideas. Scream "racism" at anyone that does not fall in line with the PC crowd.

    It's ridiculous that any educated adult would conduct themselves like this in a discussion of a meaningful literary masterpieces.
    Why do you feel these books should be mandatory to read?

    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    why do you want people of color to not be informed of their history?
    Why do you feel they need to be reminded?

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