There has been a rash of book banning especially in those Red States that snuggle up to Donald the Orange…..Tennessee has just become the latest…in an attempt to downplay the atrocity of the the Holocaust…..
“Maus” was removed from an eighth-grade English language arts curriculum by the McMinn County, Tennessee, Board of Education over concerns about “rough, objectionable language” and a drawing of a nude woman.The board voted 10-0 to remove the book from the curriculum, saying it should be replaced, if possible, with another book without content deemed objectionable.“Maus” is a graphic novel by Spiegelman, a comic artist, that follows his Jewish parents in 1940s Poland from their early experiences of anti-Semitism to their internment in Auschwitz. The novel is intercut with the young author’s attempts to coax the story out of his father as an old man. It depicts Jewish people as mice and Nazis as cats.
What part of a book about the horrors of the Holocaust should be objectable?
Why would anyone want to downplay those horrors?
Going on 90 years and some want to re-write history (again)…..
This attempt is despicable and should be punished for this attempt to whitewash history….yet again…..these are the same slugs that call the American Civil War as the “Lost Cause”….
This attempt is just another chance to spread ignorance…..the founding principle of the modern GOP…..
What is it about this book that scares conservs?
according to meeting minutes originally reported by TN Holler, was quick to assert he wasn’t “against teaching the Holocaust,” they apparently couldn’t allow it to be taught in a way that included profanity and nudity — in other words, in a way that conveys its dehumanizing reality. The same board member said, “[Maus] shows people hanging, it shows them killing kids, why does the educational system promote this kind of stuff, it is not wise or healthy.”
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