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Thursday, October 28, 2021

A Texas Republican lawmaker has drawn up a list of 850 books on subjects ranging from racism to sexuality that could "make students feel discomfort," and is demanding that school districts across the state report whether any are in their classrooms or libraries.

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A Texas Republican lawmaker has drawn up a list of 850 books on subjects ranging from racism to sexuality that could "make students feel discomfort," and is demanding that school districts across the state report whether any are in their classrooms or libraries.
Hmmm, I thought that the liberals were the snowflakes. Go figure.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-10-28 10:21 AM | Reply

so, the GOP out of ideas for decades is harkening back to
the really old times with a good old fashioned book burning crusade...

Rightwing Theocratic America...NEVER! Keep your crazy @ss church ideas
in your church...

#2 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-10-28 10:22 AM | Reply

Start by excluding the bible.
No child should hear about whales eating men.

#3 | Posted by Docman at 2021-10-28 10:54 AM | Reply

Good morning fragile republicans...what are we upset about today?

850 books?

Are you freaking kidding me?

Everything the GQP does this days just leads me to believe they are the biggest bunch of snowflake pusses on the face of the earth.

Quick get this ----- a coloring book and a safe space.

Pssttt....banning books is what the Nazis did in the 1930's. Anyone surprised?

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-28 11:00 AM | Reply

What about the students who feel discomfort when they see a black person, or hear someone speaking a foreign language?

They must be protected.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-28 11:03 AM | Reply

Dishonest headline with massively out of context 'quote'.

3. Please identify any other books or content in your District, specifying the campus location and funds spent on acquisition, that address or contain the following topics: human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), sexually explicit images, graphic presentations of sexual behavior that is in violation of the law, or contain material that might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex or convey that a student, by virtue of their race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or
unconsciously.

#6 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-10-28 11:23 AM | Reply

The Fire Next Time makes Sentinel all weepy.

#7 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-28 11:24 AM | Reply

Unless you're in favor of causing students discomfort, etc. because of their race or sex, it's a BS criticism.

#8 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-10-28 11:25 AM | Reply

#5, good to know you feel that way.

#9 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-10-28 11:25 AM | Reply

Anytime I see "Texas lawmaker" I automatically substitute "bassackwards racist trash"

#10 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-28 11:44 AM | Reply

#10 you really should add homophobic to that description.

#11 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-28 11:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

For some people, books about animals could cause 'discomfort' if it was about Lions and Tigers and such. And if you had a fear of flying, any book about airplanes or air travel could be a problem.

So we can't have books about the Civil War if it mentions slavery. And we can't talk about WWII if the Holocaust is included in the discussion. Yet, these same high school students can go home and play 'World of Warcraft' or 'Grand Theft Auto' and that's OK because it's just make-believe, but if we want to talk about something that actually happened, we can't if it makes someone uncomfortable. Well, screw it. If half the class is uncomfortable, all that tells me is that this material should have have been taught to them years ago.

OCU

#12 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-10-28 12:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Unbelievable that Republicans are so overt in their fascist/nazi behaviors.

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-10-28 12:23 PM | Reply

5, good to know you feel that way.

#9 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

He does not really feel that way.

Do you?

I did not realize that Texans were such snowflakes that books could actually make them "uncomfortable".

Actually. I did not realize Texans could read.

Guess you really do learn something new every day.

Sometimes two things!

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-10-28 12:27 PM | Reply

Sentinel is all about protecting minorities. Slaveholders are greatly outnumbered by their slaves. Without government protection, things could get out of hand!

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-28 12:48 PM | Reply

"contain material that might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex"

Like a book of statistics showing how much worse off your average socioeconomic status is if you're black.

Or a book of statistics showing how much more likely you are to be killed by the police if you're a black male.

That could make blacks feel bad.

Best to suppress that.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-28 12:52 PM | Reply

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#17 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-10-28 01:12 PM | Reply

The list of titles is fascinating. I'll wager Rep. Krause, who wants to be the Texas AG, has never been in the presence of more than two or three of the books on this list. Perhaps Matty should, given his educational background, explain about the apostle that Jesus loved, or Jesus' failure to condemn the woman caught in adultery, or how Mary Magdalene was slandered for centuries. Given how uptight this man may be, I'll bet it took a while for him to look at his wife's copy of "A Handmaid's Tale' graphic novel version (on the list) and some of the descriptions and scenes therein...

#18 | Posted by catdog at 2021-10-28 01:20 PM | Reply

People should feel shame and discomfort for things their ancestors did. I wasn't alive, but I feel shame over the way the United States interned the Japanese and turned away Jewish refugees during WW2. I minored in History in college, in particular world history during the first half of the 1900s.
I was something of a WW2 buff in my high school years. Mostly I was fascinated by WW2 airplanes. I remember the day in our 20th Century European History class when our professor rolled the video of what our soldiers found at the Nazi death camps. He told us to watch as much as we thought we needed to and we were welcome to leave at any time. I watched through until the end, tears streaming down my face, ashamed to be human. I vowed to do what I could to make sure that nothing like that happened again, which is why I fight so hard against the authoritarianism on the MAGAt Reich. If history does not make you uncomfortable, then you are bound to repeat the mistakes of our forefathers. Why is that so hard for people to understand...oh, this is all about white supremacy, racist MAGAts don't want their kids feel bad about slavery, something that they for the most part approve of and try to soften and downplay, I get it, bunch of f'n white supremacist scum.

#19 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-10-28 06:02 PM | Reply

The Holocaust museum has a great article about Roosevelt that's not written by "woke" idiots eager to get ahead by putting down people who are long dead.

encyclopedia.ushmm.org

#20 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-28 06:37 PM | Reply

What about God killing Onan for jerking off instead of screwing his brother's wife?
What about the Song of Solomon and the incredibly sexy references to breasts like hanging bunches of grapes?
"Oh but the King James Bible..."
smh

But please, let's don't cause anyone discomfort.
2020 taught us who the real snowflakes were and continue to be. The Soreloser party of TFG continues to race through the bottom to uncharted depths.

#21 | Posted by e1g1 at 2021-10-29 12:59 PM | Reply

Books are one of the elements of freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is supposed to cause discomfort.

#22 | Posted by jakester at 2021-10-29 01:07 PM | Reply

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