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Invisible Man Banned: Ralph Ellison's Landmark Novel Banned From School Libraries

Invisible Man Banned: Ralph Ellison's Landmark Novel Banned From School Libraries

Commented Sep 22, 2013 at 09:29:53 in Black Voices

“I am sorry but because one parent does not approve of the book does not mean you should ban it from everyone. If the parent does not want his or her kid to read it then tell them and if they do not listen then its the parents failure as a parent because their child refused to listen to them .You are punishing those children who deserve the right to read that book. There is way worse language and violence on everyday television compared to this book. Turn on the news and its full of violence, movies are full of violence. This book is a great work of art and its a disgrace that the school board ban it and also I see it as a violation of freedom of speech. Even though the author can no longer speak for himself those living and enjoy this book can. Teacher"s can also make sure those students that are not allowed to read it not check it out. It should be placed back in the school's library .One person's ignorance should and or bias should not be the reason to punish those who are open minded enough to let their kids read this glorious work of art .Removing this book from the shelf is like taking away the award that was given for it in the first place.”