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Old 08-08-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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No I don't because if this surfaced once it will surface again.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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The former Soviet Union banned many similar things. How did that work out for them?
So have many US School Boards for decades and decades.
Funny how people look elsewhere for comparisons when many more exist right in their own country.

Banned Books in America
15 Classic Children’s Books That Have Been Banned In America
List of most commonly challenged books in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Book censorship in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Actually, no. Just the fact that these idiots would even consider such a ban is disconcerting. It reflects their "Big Government must control the people" mentality.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Austin
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So have many US School Boards for decades and decades.
Funny how people look elsewhere for comparisons when many more exist right in their own country.
I think we are all aware of our sad history of banning books, but I think banning words takes this problem to a whole new level.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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Jeez, you guys have nothing to do, do you?

Anyway, the orginal article was back in March 2012. For some reason, four days ago it re-surfaced.

Here is an update, also from 2012 (April):

New York City school officials drop plans to ban words like 'divorce,' 'dinosaur,' from standardized tests | GlobalPost

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Yep, pretty much political axe grinding but what comes around goes around.

I have to keep hearing inaccurate claims that they don't teach evolution etc. in KS blah blah blah because once upon a time a school board got infiltrated by a couple young earthers and when they tried to implement their changes they got stripped of power and voted out.

Just like in this instance, nothing actually changed.

Kinda funny too seeing as how if the rest of the country had as good of public education as KS we wouldn't be having many of these conversations about school quality.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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I think we are all aware of our sad history of banning books, but I think banning words takes this problem to a whole new level.
I especially dislike whitewashing books like Tom Sawyer of racial language or "cleaning up" history of dirty laundry like slavery under the guise of correctness.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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we should stop communication with countries like this.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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so you are comparing singular words and actual book topics? that is a really good comparison. so for instance, banning the use of the word "cancer" is similar to banning a book about raping sea horses? bravo my friend, bravo.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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If you actually read the article, most of the words were suggested because they would be upsetting to evangelical christians and other social conservatives.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:25 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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When is the new edition of the Newspeak Dictionary coming out, and who approved it?
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