Why is To Kill a Mockingbird banned? Many people have come to realize that the award winning To Kill a Mockingbird was banned and challenged countless times. Although there are several offensive scenes in the book, very many people are outraged that their child cannot read this award winning novel. The question is, why is this novel banned? By examining the profanity, racial content, and references to rape, it’s deemed inappropriate for teens to read and is banned from several school libraries and lessons in school.
This causes the readers to realize things about themselves in a negative way. This would not be good at all because at that age stress and depression occurs the most other than for adults, but these teens feel that it’s worse than adults. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan was banned in California by not just one school, but two. In 1992 in California Killing Mr. Griffin was removed at Bonsall Middle School’s eighth-grade reading list due to its violence and profanity. In 1998 in California the book was challenged at Sinnott Elementary School in Milpitas because it contained language.
According to the article “2 Teens Say No One Stopping Racist Bullying in Nevada Town” from US News, the author mentions, Taylissa's mom, Nancy Marriott-Tolliver and stepfather, Charles Tolliver, say Taylissa and her stepsister, Jayla Tolliver, both 14, have been the victims of repeated racial bullying at school ( ). Even in school, students are facing racial injustice. These two students are getting bullied and made fun of because they are “different” compared to everyone else. At a young age, people are already starting to judge one another due to a person’s race. Students who are not treated fairly may be afraid of coming to school and feel downgrade in themselves.
Many parents say that the Outsiders has too much violence. Also it has too much death and fights that teenagers don’t need to learn at school. The book The Outsiders is a bad influence on Junior high students. So therefor 7th graders should not read The Outsiders. The first reason that the outsiders should be ban because there is too much fights and people getting jumped in the book Outsiders.
Their 13 years Old named Jesus also faces a bullying problem at school, but out of fear and embarrassment of looking weak he does not tell his parent about this. He just tells Carmen. Both were in trouble for trying to fix the problem themselves. This caused to refer them to the local service agency to seek professional help. Considered them as troublemakers, it was another big issued for their parents.
Dear Mr. Cosby, I have heard your speech regarding African American Vernacular English, how it influences the youth and how the blame must be places on the parents for not teaching or encouraging their kids to learn “proper English” for the Brown v. Board of Education, and I don’t fully agree with the arguments you made that night. Firstly, I don’t think African American Vernacular English is the cause of the high dropout rates or the reason the African American kids are going to prison, or failing school. And with all due respect, I don’t think you are the person to complain about dropout rates, since you yourself have dropped out of high school after failing 10th grade. The point which was emphasized the most in your speech, was that the overall bad reputation that the African American teenagers have in school is due to the type of English they speak, however, I think that African American Vernacular English (AAVE) does not necessarily “cripple” someone, as proven by the works of American professor of linguistics William Labov. Labov’s research concluded that teenager speakers of AAVE can think logically and abstractly.
I asked her what was wrong, and she wouldn’t talk to me. I later found out that my dad called one of YOU and YOU had called the school and told them that a student there may be a carrier of an STD, the report was ignored by the school, but somehow word came out and a rumor started. In a flash, the blame was pinned on poor Anna because somehow somebody saw her motion her head. The next few days were hell on poor Anna, people were teasing her, threatening her on twitter, and making her life a genuine living hell. I talked to the staff multiple times, but they turned me away and said they don’t participate in teen affairs.
However, plenty of parents feel that certain ideas should not be taught to their children, especially when the ideas conflict with their own personal beliefs and interests. Several parents have succeeded in removing these subjectively distasteful books from their children’s schools’ shelves and reading lists
In grade school, we─Latinos─were prohibited from speaking Spanish at school because the administrators believed that it would be offensive to the non-Spanish speakers. They could not surmise how it would affect us, we were in the country of American citizens and spent most of our lives being discriminated or looked at freakishly because of how or what we spoke. I spent my childhood being ashamed of my heritage and refusing to speak Spanish unless I had no other way to communicate with my parents, my older brother at one point, did as well. He once said that Hispanics were brainless and denied being Mexican. I want to defend these people who have spent their lives discriminated against and struggling to find an honest job simply because they
Students should not have to worry about a grade being dropped because a teacher does not like them, They should get the grade the earned and deserve. In West Virginia, a straight A student spoke out and ended up suing her teacher for this exact thing: unfair grading. She received an F on Biology project that she turned in late because she was on a school approved trip. (Parent) Things like this are not okay, something needs to be done. Whenever unfair punishment in school systems is brought up, the response is something along the lines of if we punish certain people, it could make them depressed because they are already fragile and could snap.