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Post by marisa on Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:46 pm

http://mynorthwest.com/category/news_chick_blog/20101117/A-Brave-New-World-controversy/?page=1#comments

It frustrates me when someone complains about a book when he or she has not read the whole thing and when the person fails to pay attention to the message of the book. Had this mother actually read the whole book, she would have recognized that Brave New World does not put down or bash Native Americans and that Aldous Huxley actually uses them as an example of the "savages" are actually more civil than the rest of society.

I do think that if someone does not want to read a book that they should be given another option that provides the same type of message, but the book should still be used by those who do not take offense.

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Post by whiskey_girl on Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:37 am

I haven't read the book, but I am totally against banning books. Everyone has the right to read/write what they want. It is up to us to read it or pass it. I will look through my Nook and see if I can find this book. She is of course in her right to voice her opinion on the book but seriously...banning. What are we back in the 60s.
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Post by whiskey_girl on Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:38 am

I haven't read the book, but I am totally against banning books. Everyone has the right to read/write what they want. It is up to us to read it or pass it. I will look through my Nook and see if I can find this book. She is of course in her right to voice her opinion on the book but seriously...banning. What are we back in the 60s.
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Post by Meg on Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:08 am

well put marisa.
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Post by Psykiblue on Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:57 am

She never states the book needs to be banned but that it needs to be taken out of the high school system as its outdated and inaccurate in her opinion.

If she feels her culture is misrepresented whose to say she can't feel that way? Or that its wrong? I can understand her feelings somewhat, First Nation is part of my cultural heritage too and I know there's a lot of misinformation about what happened etc.

For some the terms Indian and Savage are as insulting and racially bigoted as some words for other cultures. Everyone feels differently.

I'm not big on book banning, to me everything can be used as a lesson in some way.

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Post by ashleyc07 on Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:01 pm

I agree that everyone has their own opinions on books and the information in them and it is their right to say something. I do not like banning books.
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Post by Guest on Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:24 pm

I don't understand how she can say that she's against banning the book, but then doesn't want it available as an educational tool to the students? At least she's up for them keeping it in the library. But yeah, I'm with Marisa. If you're not going to read the book, you can't really complain about the content (unless it's by S. Meyers Wink). I'm glad that they ruled to keep it though.

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