Brownshirt cop storms school to find LGBTQI book

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28 Dec 2023, 12:30 am

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X was a common thing to do reports on.


One of the most influential books I ever read.



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28 Dec 2023, 3:30 am

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And TKAM also brings to light the obsession that many southern whites had at the time with black men trying to have their way with white women. Sadly, it was the justification many southern whites had for everything from lynchings to the Tulsa Massacre of 1921.


It always amuses me that in 2023 when a black stand up comedian talks about dating a white girl the (usually all white) audience goes really quiet before nervously looking at each other and laughing. Still a sensitive subject.



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28 Dec 2023, 5:15 am

A boyfriend and I experienced no backlash or stigma whatsoever when we dated 15 years ago. He’s black. It’s probably still a problem in certain parts of the US but not all. The US is a big country. There’s a lot of diversity here when it comes to viewpoints. Well, there are probably bigots everywhere, but they are not usually representative of most people.


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28 Dec 2023, 5:36 am

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My only objection is that every hour of classroom time that gets spent teaching To Kill a Mockingbird is time that could be spent teaching books written by black authors.


Agreed, although how much are black authors valued to white Americans? for example white kids have no real idea how popular music, art and even architecture/design evolved in America.The concept of what is art (whether writing, music or design) is seen through a white lens. That is what I was taught and I suspect what American kids are taught in school.

Secondly many African American authors would be banned from school curriculum under new draconian state laws. The very point I am making in the title of this thread.


You have no knowledge of America nor its education system. So please stop sounding off about it.

We read tons of Black authors when I was in high school back in late Sixties and early Seventies. Richard Wright's novel "Native Son". I did a book report on the autobiography of Claude Brown "Manchild in the Promised Land". Some classmates had to read "the learnin' Tree". The Autobiography of Malcolm X was a common thing to do reports on.

This.

I worked in a public school recently and have a 12 year old. Kids are still studying the work of black authors in school. Their work IS valued. I suspect this is true in much of the US.

Yes, racism is still a problem, but focusing on sensational news headlines will not give one a very accurate idea of the average school, the average citizen.


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28 Dec 2023, 5:50 pm

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A boyfriend and I experienced no backlash or stigma whatsoever when we dated 15 years ago..


In my experience if you live in a big city then people are not going to say anything to your face.



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28 Dec 2023, 5:51 pm

cyberdad wrote:
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A boyfriend and I experienced no backlash or stigma whatsoever when we dated 15 years ago..


In my experience if you live in a big city then people are not going to say anything to your face.

I don’t live in a big city.


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28 Dec 2023, 5:59 pm

Just saying, people in big cities in Australia are more careful to keep their personal opinions to themselves. Small communities in regional Australia people are more likely to speak their mind. Hence regional areas tend to voice conservative views openly.



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28 Dec 2023, 6:04 pm

TwilightPrincess wrote:
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A boyfriend and I experienced no backlash or stigma whatsoever when we dated 15 years ago..


In my experience if you live in a big city then people are not going to say anything to your face.

I don’t live in a big city.


I still know individual White guys who ...do not like...White women dating Black guys. Though they would never confront a couple in public about it.



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28 Dec 2023, 6:06 pm

I wasn’t implying that racism isn’t still a big problem in the US. I just don’t think it’s generally quite how cyberdad is depicting it here. Many people are accepting of biracial couples these days.

I very much doubt that this happens unless it involves a bad joke or the routine takes place in rural Alabama:

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It always amuses me that in 2023 when a black stand up comedian talks about dating a white girl the (usually all white) audience goes really quiet before nervously looking at each other and laughing. Still a sensitive subject.


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28 Dec 2023, 9:09 pm

Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city with a huge percentage of non-white people (kind of similar to major cities in Canada). The three white people I share office space with (1 male and 2 females) are what I would describe as left wing and "woke". They all sign their emails with him/her, describe themselves as indigenous allies and have rainbow badges to show they are supporters. All three are married to white partners, They all happily circulate photos family gatherings/weddings and other events like christmas and new year and birthdays. In all their photos their friends (they have many) and family are all 100% white. Infact the guy's wedding photo had about 100 people in a giant group photo, I sometimes look at it passing by and shake my head how pure white this entire family/friendship group is. zero diversity.

My point is even the most progressive families don't marry out. When and if it happens it may be more tolerated by these three...but in their social circles an interracial couple is going to stick out and draw attention.



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09 Feb 2024, 11:11 pm

24 year old republican Valentina Gomez, a 24-year-old running for Missouri’s secretary of state, shared a video of herself Tuesday using a flamethrower to torch a stack of library books about the LGBTQ+ community, the New York Post reports.

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09 Feb 2024, 11:55 pm

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Morons.

I like how every time these goofballs ban a book it adds to the list of books people will seek out to read and learn from. 8)
I like how almost every time these goofballs ban a book it somehow turns up on websites like  Anna's Archive  or the  Internet Archive .


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