Parents should definitely have a right to say what their children can and cannot read, but they do not have the freedom to say what other children can or cannot read. Once a parent complains to a school, the school can’t do anything except pull the book out of the curriculum, and that is not equitable to anyone. There are plenty of reasons that people have come up with to justify banning a book. For example: “they teach children to spy” or “it encourages children to break dishes so they
The book should not be read to high school students, one reason being that it has too many racial slurs. People today get offended easily; especially the American people, they will try to sew anybody for anything, and this book will definitely trigger those emotions. The storyline takes place in the 19th century, so there were no limitations on racism like we have now. There was discrimination of the black community like slavery, lynching, unfair imprisonment, and many other ways. There are many appearances of the ‘N’ word and when we were reading in groups, it felt really uncomfortable when the word came up and I didn’t want to offend my classmates.
Now, if teenagers ranging anywhere between 14 and 24 years old were asked their opinion on the governments involvement in their lives would say “screw the government,” “the government is ruining my life bro!” Being in that category I am expected to think they same way, no. My opinion towards the governments involvement in our lives is that except for certain exceptions their involvement is quite decent, The few but quite important exceptions are their involvement with the private lives of American citizens, for example when they allow themselves to listen in on a telephone conversation without the need for any sort of a warrant. Another example is actually a lack of support on such topics including Roe vs. Wayde. Where my personal belief of laws has been shut down by the government. As Milton Friedman wrote “ a sea change in the direction of the public thinking about the government’s ability to solve economic and social problems,” the public is easily influenced on talked about matters.
Hands out of pockets in the cells!" -1984 In 1948 Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell, wrote a book with chilling insights into the future, 1984. This book did quite a number on the literate world. People who have read this book have had mixed reactions, from fear to hatred of our governmental system. However, 1984 came and went, and no signs of the tales told in the book were realized by the mass- population.
A banning is the removal of those materials.” (American Library Association). When the book is banned, it has been effectively removed from a school or library and is no longer available for use. Even though those who challenge and ban the book have the best intentions, they are not only hindering the learning process, but are also keeping children and young adults from creating their own opinions. There are many reasons why a book has either been banned or challenged. The top three reasons seem to be that the book is either sexually explicit, had offensive language, or unsuited to any age group.
Although censorship is needed with issues concerning children, majority of censorship is a violation of our rights because what one person may find offensive and obscene does not necessarily represent that all citizens. The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life. But today, that freedom is under attack. The government is working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, to exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit "controversial" books and periodicals to the general public. The overthrow of reading materials is defeat of creative thought.
Society is immensely focused on eliminating prejudice words since it is believed they are violent. Eliminating words is not an easy task when context comes into play. Huckleberry Finn can use a word prejudice against African Americans and not cause as much controversy as the very utterance of the word by stranger. The author speaks about a memory on a subway when he over heard a group of teenagers using a derogatory term against homosexuals. He explains the fear he felt when he heard the term since he was homosexual himself.
Seriously the unnecessary use of those words to an extensive amount, I could almost guarantee you that there was a swear word on every page. Another point is the sexual content in this book I find is extremely inappropriate for our age group. I may not of had to read it out loud but I was defiantly not fair to the students uncomfortable with it, I can n barley see people kiss without feeling like I’m invading their privacy. So all in all I did not appreciate those scenes and would recommend not be in our reading criteria. This book is actually banned from some schools in the United States.
With new information being produced in today’s world we begin to create an ignorant society because no one gets the full truth, but society should have the right to pick what they want to see as well as gain more information on. Without getting the full truth from the information we receive from the media, society becomes ignorant because our reactions toward various groups of people start to change, and individuals start to make assumptions about others. The main reasons the government claims to have censorship is for profanity and whether is appropriate or not, but we are taught from a young age right and wrong and if one feels that what they are about to see is inappropriate for them they should turn off the television or shut down whatever they are on. ‘if your parents don’t want you seeing pornography on the web, they can install software to block suck items’ (Widdowson, 1997) Many would agree with this statement because it is true, if a parents isn’t ready for their child to see certain thing they can put barriers to block that information, they do not higher power to feed them half full information because that is not any better, the children will just become more ignorant by the second. Secondly when it comes to crime because everything is censored the news is pretty one sided, because in today’s society when it comes to crimes the media mostly focus on minority groups.
So then for older Americans the war was justified, although very unpopular. For young Americans the war was not justified because for them detainment of communism was not worth the sacrifice of human life. At that time they had an idealistic view of communism and sympathized with it. In later years after that idealistic view diminished, especially within communistic countries. For individual people who believe in God the question is easy.