Book banning is having quite a moment, and little is being done to stop it.
Thanks for gathering a good chunk of recent coverage in one place on this, Parker. As always, appreciate you & your work - which is one reason I'm glad that I subscribe.
Boy, they really didn't have to twist that superintendent's arm much to get him to comply with Florida law, did they?
Hey, anybody else seen those Anti-CRT commercials on TV? It's an African-American father and his daughter, she says, "You can make friends with anyone, doesn't matter if they're black or white", and he says, "See? This is how kids think, and CRT wants to end this."
Sorry, folks, your AP African-American History class will now be limited to discussions of race and racism that mirror "what kids think" where "kids" means "5 year olds." Can't wait to see us apply this to every other part of the school curriculum.
Want to offer this article by Alex Brown - they do a great job of explaining the stakes and offer tips for how to get involved! https://www.tor.com/2022/03/16/book-bans-affect-everybody-heres-how-you-can-help/