by Leslie Postal Staff Writer Orlando Sentinel A Seminole County family wants to restrict classroom use of an award-winning novel about black life because of its harsh depictions of racism and its use of racial slurs. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is widely used in Florida’s public schools and is required reading in some […]
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Dear School Board Member, We have recently been informed that Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor, has been challenged as part of the Language Arts Curriculum at Lawton Chiles Middle School. We understand that a parent, who has not read the book, objected because it includes the word "nigger." Although her child […]
CBS rejected a Super Bowl advertisement from MoveOn.org, saying the ad violated its advocacy rules.
In Harrisonburg, VA, the home of a professor and her family was set on fire along with the anti-war sign they had displayed. Cindy Hunter, Sam Nickels and their children were driven from their blazing home for expressing their political views. Community members rallied for free speech with signs saying "I thought this was America," and denounced the arson as "domestic terrorism."
Maybe the next time a social scientist or politician is interested in making pronouncements about the effects of violent video games, they should actually check out the players.