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ACLU Joins NCAC in Protesting Attempts to Rate and Censor Library Books in Virginia; UPDATE: Books Will Remain in Libraries

By |2019-03-08T00:14:18-04:00September 13th, 2016|Blog, Letters, NCAC at work|

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.

Uni. of Wisconsin-Stout Moves to Censor Paintings of First Nations People; UPDATE: Chancellor Modifies Course, Paintings to be Relocated

By |2016-08-26T17:10:17-04:00August 3rd, 2016|Blog, Letters, NCAC at work|

The University's Diversity Leadership Team expressed concern the painting's colonial subject matter would reinforce racial stereotypes.

NJ Bill Proposed To Prevent Schools Meddling In Student Journalism; UPDATE: Illinois Drafts Similar Legislation Into Law

By |2016-08-10T16:17:28-04:00July 21st, 2016|Blog|

The legislation will prohibit the vetting of articles prior to publication—with the exception of those that are libelous, unwarrantedly invade privacy, violate the law, or incite students to disobey school policies.

Jersey City Paints Over Mural Portion After Allegations of Racism; UPDATE: Mural Removed, Affirming Need For Clear And Consistent Public Art Policy

By |2019-02-25T13:36:09-04:00July 5th, 2016|Blog, Letters|

Artist Gary Wynans, a Puerto-Rican-Italian, painted himself in the mural. Residents complained the image reinforced racial stereotypes.

Virginia School District Caves To Parent Pressure, Scraps Summer Reading List; UPDATE: Republican Senator Blasts Librarians For Selecting ‘Trash’, Petition Pushes Back

By |2016-08-26T17:33:53-04:00June 22nd, 2016|Blog, NCAC at work, Updates|

The Chesterfield County Public School summer reading list contained books that were "pornographic" and contained "vile, vile, nasty language," one mother complained.