Essay On Banning Books In Schools

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In recent years, many different books in schools and libraries have been discussed and reviewed to determine whether or not they should be available for student access. However, while some believe that students should be allowed to such content, many topics involved are seen as inappropriate for younger and older children, and discuss things such as identity, race, freedom of speech, and LGBTQ+, and have ultimately been removed because of arguments brought to school boards and the American Library Association. The rights we have as students are responsible for what we’re able to view and allow us to learn about topics we have an interest in. Many of these topics are being argued against because of the sexual content they portray which is responsible …show more content…

The association gives recommendations on how to submit a questionable book to be reviewed and discussed for publication and if they should be put on the list of banned books which in short, influences the information available to us. The type of content being brought up involves topics ranging from people of color, issues of race and racism, and LGBTQ+ themes. Whenever there is a time of social progress, people tend to fight back by controlling information. With protests that support banning books and through governmental influence, there have been laws that prohibit the display of specific books. These laws are currently influencing more than 17 states which restrict teaching about race in a learning environment and if not followed, can lead to a decline in our current education system. However, many of the arguments submitted to the association prove to be faulty, as some lack evidence or are seen as biased and opinionated based on social groups people are a part of. Because of such bans, many different sources of information have been created to protest against the current system of banning books. Such ways are created through free memberships offered to students, illegal caravans transporting books, and the …show more content…

Parents have a right to their children and what they learn about, and depending on the age level, this is something that parents should be worried about. Many books that are banned are banned because they directly depict sexual acts in books, which for a child, isn’t something morally correct for them to be learning about. One title such as “Two Boys Kissing” has a significant LGBTQ+ theme but doesn’t portray any graphic content whatsoever, and despite this fact, still gets challenged for explicit content and subjects that condones public acts of affection, and has been put on the banned books list because of opinions without any logic that falls behind them. Through the eyes of high school students, many would come to refute the ban because it is something they can personally relate to whether they themselves are gay or is a rights activists relaying for the rights others have to public information. Book bannings get placed into one plethora of information which is maintained by the American Library Association and has a large influence on what we’re able to read, and if no barriers are created to separate these groups, it's only able to cause

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