Tag: Toni Morrison

5 Books About The Black American Experience That Conservatives Want Banned

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Tamir Kalifa / Getty Who would have thought a few weeks before the start of 2022, we would need to have a conversation about the banning of books in America–but, here we are. Conservative parents all across the country have been storming into school board meetings demanding certain books about race […]

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Apparently, the Lincoln Project Believes White Supremacists Wear Uniforms

But on Friday, the folks behind the Lincoln Project had a great idea. They were going to send white supremacists to a Glenn Youngkin rally. But they didn’t want to send regular shmegular racists like the right-wing extremist couple who travels with the Youngkin campaign country spreading racial slurs and hate. Advertisement The Lincoln Project […]

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GOP Candidate For Governor Of Virginia Runs Ad Featuring A Karen Who Tried To Get Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ Removed From Her Son’s School

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Anna Moneymaker / Getty Every single day, white conservatives remind us who the biggest “snowflakes” in America actually are. On Monday, Glenn Youngkin, the GOP’s great white hope in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, released a campaign ad featuring a woman who, in 2012 and 2013, embarked on a mission to get iconic, […]

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A Few Other Books Aside From Beloved That Politicians Might Want to Consider Banning for Political Gain If We Believe the Children Are Our Future

You have to do some work to understand what’s happening here since it’s vague as fuck. You see, Laura Murphy (featured in the ad) is a mother whose son, Blake, was assigned the book Beloved in his high school AP English class and though he didn’t finish the book, it gave him nightmares, causing his […]

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Guess What Card Glenn Youngkin is Playing in the Closing Week

How do you solve a problem like Virginia? No less an authority than The New York Times assured us as recently as July that Virginia was “solid blue.” But the Old Dominion suffers periodic spasms of nostalgia for the Lost Cause of the Confederacy and massive resistance to school integration and the cotton, corn, and […]

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Glen Youngkin Wants to Ban Toni Morrison’s Beloved

Here is the most embarrassing thing I can think of. You are a high school senior. You read Beloved, Toni Morrison’s searing novel about slavery and family, as part of an A.P. English class. Then you have a nightmare about the book. For some reason, despite being 17 or perhaps even 18 years old, you […]

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Glenn Youngkin Wants to Ban Toni Morrison’s Beloved

Here is the most embarrassing thing I can think of. You are a high school senior. You read Beloved, Toni Morrison’s searing novel about slavery and family, as part of an A.P. English class. Then you have a nightmare about the book. For some reason, despite being 17 or perhaps even 18 years old, you […]

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Mom Who Tried to Ban Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ Is Now a GOP Star

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A mother who campaigned to get a classic Toni Morrison novel banned from Virginia schools is now front and center in a new ad for Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate.  In 2013, Fairfax County parent Laura Murphy tried to get ‘Beloved’ banned from Fairfax […]

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