Why Is Forrest Gump Banned

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“Forrest Gump” by Winston Groom

Forrest Gump was banned in 1999 at the Bay Point School in South Dade County, according to “The Pennsylvania Center”. It has been banned for the following reasons: “pokes fun at blacks”, uses explicit language, and has sexual content. While I can see why the book was banned, I don’t think it should be. Students should have the freedom to read what they please. Just because a book has racial slurs, doesn’t mean it should be banned. Students hear racial commentary each and every day at school, so what good will banning a book do? It isn’t going to shelter students from racial jokes, because they will just hear them at school. Movies poke fun at different races, but they aren’t banned. Banning the book simply
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