NCAC argues that keeping children from viewing artistic representations of nudes does not ‘protect’ them; rather, it imposes the religion-based view that the nude human body is shameful.
The letter demands a public apology from the City of Burnsville and urges the City to develop a formal policy governing artistic programming at the Ames Center to ensure it is in compliance with First Amendment requirements.
The message government is communicating appears to be that young people’s opinions concerning such issues are not respected and don’t matter.
A profile of muralist Mike Alewitz describes how his radical politics infuses his work and left him open to many incidents of censorship.
The play offers a perspective on the experience of growing up biracial — or “mulatto,” a dated term used to describe a person with one black and one white parent.