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(Oklahoma Gazette)   Ralph Ellison made invisible in Randolph County, North Carolina as his book is banned. Surprisingly, "Invisible Man" is not banned in Oklahoma which undoubtedly makes E.K. Gaylord spin in his racist grave   (okgazette.com) divider line 10
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2013-10-03 09:15:21 AM  
Christ, are we STILL banning books?
 
2013-10-03 09:47:33 AM  
"She was also opposed to the novel's graphic language, sexual content and - strangely - point of view; the story is told from a first-person point of view."

Yeah, that's not what she was talking about.

/Oklahoma: making Texas look progressive since, well, always.
 
2013-10-03 09:48:12 AM  
I thought there was a protest from the community and it was probably going to be put back on the reading lists.

At least that's what NPR told me like last week.  Is there another city pulling this crap?


http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2013/0926/Invisible -M an-ban-is-lifted-from-North-Carolina-school-district

Yeah.  SIX DAYS AGO.

Christ, I know it's not news, but can we at least be current within a f--king business week?
 
2013-10-03 09:51:08 AM  
Banning books in the internet age...

Your child can look up graphic pornography pretty much at will but that book might screw them up
 
2013-10-03 09:52:45 AM  
the letter she wrote to get it banned

Yes the book has rape and incest but the point is that it occurs in an isolated incident but whites us to vilify or demonize blacks and blacks try to insulate their community by hiding it. It creates a dangerous catch-22 where they do not address the problems because to do so opens the whole community to ridicule so they put up the fence.

This is true of any insular community either by choice or force segregation, making it just about the sex is so far removed from the point it is in another galaxy.
 
2013-10-03 09:52:49 AM  
One board member, Gary Mason, said, "I didn't find any literary value. ... I'm for not allowing it to be available."

Board member Gary Mason just wants to show us why places full of ignorant dipshiats remain full of ignorant dipshiats. They get elected to school boards and work to ensure that their children are just as stupid and intolerant as they are.
 
2013-10-03 09:58:48 AM  
Now that I've consumed my coffee I remember that my reading comprehension suffers when I am barely conscious. I withdraw my Oklahoma snark (just this once)
 
2013-10-03 10:09:46 AM  
OK, now I know the Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novel has the Invisible Man raping students at a girl's school.  But since that was where Alan Quartermain caught him I'm pretty sure it wasn't in part of the original book.

So what's this lady's problem?  Did she only see the Kevin Bacon film version?
 
2013-10-03 10:16:54 AM  

Karac: OK, now I know the Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novel has the Invisible Man raping students at a girl's school.  But since that was where Alan Quartermain caught him I'm pretty sure it wasn't in part of the original book.


Threadjack

1) Was he actually rape-raping them, or just like, having sex with teenagers and "sexing up a ghost" is unseemly?

2) There were schools for girls in that time period?
 
2013-10-03 10:56:47 AM  

Lackofname: Karac: OK, now I know the Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novel has the Invisible Man raping students at a girl's school.  But since that was where Alan Quartermain caught him I'm pretty sure it wasn't in part of the original book.

Threadjack

1) Was he actually rape-raping them, or just like, having sex with teenagers and "sexing up a ghost" is unseemly?

2) There were schools for girls in that time period?


From wikipedia: The league successfully apprehend Mr Hyde, who reverts to Dr Henry Jekyll once on board the Nautilus. They then travel to a girl's school in London (run by the sado-masochistic Rosa Coote) to investigate three cases of immaculate conception. The girls believe they have been impregnated by the Holy Spirit, but after a single night of investigation the league discover the "Holy Spirit" is actually Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man, and they convince him to join them.

So, yes (in the comic at least) there were girls schools at that time.  But at least three of the rapes were legitimate.
 
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