Tempest ban in Arizona racial pot

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  1. Ray

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    Is it merely a reaction to the overflooding of US with Hispanic immigrants, illegal and legal?

    Or is it a genuine concern of the US that such books promote racial conflicts and are therefore not to be encouraged?

    Or is it merely politics?
     
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    "The education authorities in Tucson, Arizona, have decided to ban discussion of The Tempest in class and remove the play from school libraries."

    You can count on school boards in the US to make a bad decision every time. Members of school boards are illiterate to begin with, I am convinced.

    You can read no better book about America than Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. Many schools have banned it because it contains the word "nigger." Lost is the concept that in the book, the most noble character, named as such by the protagonist, is the one called Nigger Jim.
     
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    One black guy once explained to me that if a black guy calls another black guy a "N-word," it is not offensive, rather, a symbol of endearment.
     
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    AFAIK both Republicans and Democrats love the Mexican immigrants! Repubs because they provide cheap labour in farms and factories and are staunch Christians and Dems consider them a vote bank whose cause liberals like to espouse.
     
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    School board members do not read the books they ban, so we can't answer the question.

    In college our Dean of Women said freshmen English classes could read Chaucer, but not The Miller's Tale. After the instructor cautioned us, what part of Canterbury Tales was read first, do you think?
     
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    So, it is like the Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie crisis?
     
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    you need to watch this :)

     
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    Its not so simple.

    Blacks only call other blacks "niggers" if they are Indigenous i.e. of slavery descent. African migrants are generally not "allowed" to use it. I have a cousin in America (in Illionois) and he told me in high school heated arguments, even fights would break out between African-Americans and African-Africans :)lol:) like the Sudanese.

    Shakespeare's works are crazy though. The whole world revolves in them.
     
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    School boards in the United States rarely issue fatwas. :-D
     
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    They are missing something! ;)
     

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