Each year, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from libraries shelves and from classrooms. Doyle, The titles below represent banned or challenged books on that list.
Book banning, the most widespread form of censorship, occurs when private individuals, government officials, or organizations remove books from libraries, school reading lists, or bookstore shelves because they object to their content, ideas, or themes. Those advocating a ban complain typically that the book in question contains graphic violence, expresses disrespect for parents and family, is sexually explicit, exalts evil, lacks literary merit, is unsuitable for a particular age group, or includes offensive language. The rally protested censorship by school and public libraries of certain books under pressure from right wing religious groups.
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America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out. Book censorship in the United States has a long and ignoble history. To help bring attention to this shameful phenomenon, the American Library Association puts on Banned Books Week every year to draw attention to some of the most frequently banned and challenged books in the United States.
This classic novel that rallies against the frustrating futilities of official commands ironically found itself banned by the officials of Strongsville, Ohio from to The official reason given for its censorship was indecent language, but the book does not use inappropriate words more vigorously than in other works that did not get banned. Perhaps, the real reason for its banning was its anti-authoritarianism sentiments, and reputation as an anti-Vietnam War book.
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San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in America to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police and other government agencies. The debate over the bill is essentially over. California law requires two votes for an ordinance to go into effect, and the second vote is at this point a formality.
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Some believe that censorship is a tool of the conservative, trying hard to shelter eyes and minds from the truths of history and life; but there is a disturbing trend by liberals of using it as a tool to protect themselves from thoughts and ideas that offend them and scarcely anyone else. Both are fools. It was banned because it told his side in one of the pivotal battles for the cultural soul of the New World.
A Dutch ship brought the first African slaves to the shores of Virginia in the late 17th century. The document that finally banned slavery throughout the country was the 13th Amendment to the Constitution which was passed in The Act Prohibiting the Importation of Slaves, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Thomas Jefferson, forbade the importation of foreign born slaves "into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States. The domestic slave trade, however, was unaffected by the Act of