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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 12:28 PM

Here's a List of the 438 Books Banned in Texas Schools

Texas led the nation in banned titles according to PEN America, a literary nonprofit. Florida came in a not-so-close second. The list included many surprising titles.

Texas likes to brag about being No. 1 whenever we can. We probably lead the country — if not the world — when it comes to brisket, for instance, and Gov. Greg Abbott continuously touts our friendliest-state-ever-for-businesses credentials.

Unfortunately, we also happen to be No. 1 in a less savory area: book bans.

Texas and Florida are perennially locked in a culture-war pissing contest. But in this realm, at least, we can (not-so-proudly) say that we’ve bested the Sunshine State, which ranks second in the number of book restrictions in a list compiled by the literary nonprofit PEN America.

The battle over what kids can read and learn rages on, apparently with no end in sight. State Rep. Jared Patterson, a Frisco Republican, has spearheaded the charge to strip schools of supposedly “sexually explicit material” via the so-called READER Act.


https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/list-of-texas-banned-books-shows-state-has-most-in-us-17480532

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douglas9 Sep 18 OP
Wonder Why Sep 18 #1
GreenWave Sep 18 #3
underpants Sep 18 #4
RKP5637 Sep 18 #2
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rsdsharp Sep 18 #7
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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 12:45 PM

1. Thank goodness "Mein Kampf", the governor's favorite, is not on the list and in Florida

it's not either on their list so DeSatanist has no worry either. He can color in it as much as he wants.

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Response to Wonder Why (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 12:54 PM

3. + infinity!

This should be massively echoed throughout the land.

Hitler's forces killed over 200,000 of our soldiers.

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Response to Wonder Why (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 01:09 PM

4. The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming

Look under Positive Messages and Positive Role Models

It mentions his racism and “embrace if Hitler and the Nazi party”

Had to be banned ya know.


https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/the-rise-and-fall-of-charles-lindbergh

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 12:45 PM

2. This is just the beginning. There is a plan afloat to require every internet user to

have a social security number. In this manner they can learn all about you. Then you will be age restricted and further restricted as to what on the internet they feel is appropriate. It is massive censorship IMO following the likes of totalitarian countries. I can't find the exact link, but here is similar ... https://www.newsweek.com/sen-richard-blumenthal-says-social-media-self-policing-has-failed-calls-oversight-1657457

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 01:17 PM

5. Texas!

That's some place they've got there.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 01:26 PM

7. I know a guy who was hired to teach World History at a Texas high school.

There was one map in his classroom — of Texas.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 01:24 PM

6. Most of Tolkien is on the list,

though they seem to have missed Unfinished Tales and The Silmarillion.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 03:18 PM

8. This is surprising:

"Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice: Her Impact on the Civil Rights Movement, the White House, and the World" by Ilene Cooper

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:12 PM

9. home of the brave

but afraid of books and ideas?

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