A California university nixed a performance of a comedy intended to diminish the potency of racial slurs on the grounds “the performance wasn’t achieving the goal of constructing a dialogue about racial relations.”
The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) has today written to a Chesterfield, VA, school board in defense of books on a summer reading list that recently came under fire for containing “sexually explicit” material.
Artist’s Rights is a comprehensive new website designed to help artist’s understand their legal rights when faced with censorship. NCAC’s Arts Advocacy Program speaks to Creative Capital about the project.
TTYL and sequel TTFN by Lauren Myracle were described by Fla. parents as telling kids “to party, drink, cuss, and do other obscene things.”
Kate Karstens, editor-in-chief of The Lasso, tells NCAC her school’s vetting of her newspaper’s articles violates district policy.
The bookstore owner was slammed for her “distinct lack of empathy for the experiences of people of color.”
The University’s Diversity Leadership Team expressed concern the painting’s colonial subject matter would reinforce racial stereotypes.
Gary Wynans, a.k.a. Mr. AbiLLity, sits down with NCAC to discuss the behind the scenes of his controversial Monopoly mural that was censored by Jersey City.
Cidney Fisk, an outspoken atheist, says her view on religion and criticism of the school’s religion-orientated priorities caused her grades to plummet.
Renae Roscart, 15, considers parents who argued for the reading list removal to be “pretending that sexual assault and alcoholism isn’t something that youths encounter.”
The Chesterfield County Public School summer reading list contained books that were “pornographic” and contained “vile, vile, nasty language,” one mother complained.
Aaron Bell’s sculpture was censored by NYC’s Parks & Recreation department for its “problematic” depiction of a man in a noose.
Kate Messner speaking event at South Burlington’s Chamberlin Elementary School after the school discovered her latest book was about heroin addiction.
The children's author Phil Bildner apparently has been disinvited from several schools in Round Rock Independent School District in Round Rock, Texas. He published this statement yesterday on the blog of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom: Whenever I present to kids at my school visits, I always booktalk other authors’ books. It’s important for kids to know about the great stories that […]
NCAC has released the following statement on the climate change controversy brewing in Portland: On May 17, the Public School Board of Portland, Oregon unanimously adopted a resolution to “Develop an Implementation Plan for Climate Literacy,” which concluded with this recommendation: “The implementation plan should include a review of current textbooks for accuracy around the severity of […]
In statements reminiscent of the culture wars of the 1990s, three Republican lawmakers in Cobb County, Georgia have attacked a museum exhibition that explories the effects of the AIDS epidemic. The exhibition, Art AIDS America, was on view at the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University from February through late May, and travels […]
I woke up today. And when I woke up I thought of A friend. I thought of Kyle, I thought of Jack, I thought of Tamir And those who we have lost, Those who Cannot wake up. This stanza from an original poem by senior at Austin High School in Austin, Texas led to him being prohibited from […]
NCAC has sent a letter to Elgin Mayor David Kaptain supporting the mural’s return in advance of the City Council’s vote on its fate on July 13th.
After two parents complained about sex, drugs, and drinking in Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which had been assigned in a 7th grade advanced language arts students at Pasco Middle School in Dade City, Florida, the superintendent called for the removal of the book and initiated a formal review that has recommended a district-wide ban. […]
In Henning, Minnesota, a small town 90 miles southeast of Fargo-Moorhead, the award-winning graphic novel This One Summer was removed from the school library in early May after a parent complained. A “coming-of-age tale about the awkward transition from carefree childhood to jaded, self-conscious young adulthood,” in the words of a Booklist starred review, This One Summer contains a dozens instances […]