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Toni Morrison's "Beloved" pulled from class because of racism

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Freelance Hack, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

  2. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Well, at least the kids can go have sex now with all their free time.
  3. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    I love that it was replaced by "The Scarlet Letter" - see what happens if you have sex, kids? Branded for life!
  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    "at least two parents"

    If the principal had any balls he'd have told those 2 parents that if they didn't like the reading list, they could take their little brats out of AP English!
  6. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    That selection made me laugh, too. Unreal.
  7. Toni Morrison's books suck. Why do we care about this?
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Wow. I was so ready to read "North Bullitt", "Corbin" or perhaps even an Indiana contribution from some place like "North Harrison" attached to this story, but Louisville Eastern? Color me surprised.
  9. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I had problems following that book in college. Actually, I gave up on it and accepted the C in English class.

    How does anyone under the age of 18 read that book anyway?
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Damn. Only thing I know about Corbin is a documentary about the 1919 "racial cleansing" that took place there. It was among a series of films shown in my sociology class in college.

    Apparently, somebody wants to make <a href="">a new documentary</a> about that incident. Pretty fucked-up shit.
  11. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Those can't be accurate. Indiana and Missouri aren't in the South, so there can't ever have been any racism there.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    It should be off school reading lists because it's unreadable.

    This isn't hard.
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