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You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups.

YCRT! News & Commentary:

Happy news from Sierra Vista, Arizona: Dreaming in Cuban, mentioned in my last YCRT! post, will not be banned after all.

Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere removed from Alamogordo NM high school after parental complaint. [...]

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Going Nuclear

After the Newton school shooting I posted a couple of tweets using the hashtag #FuckTheNRA. When I originally set up my Twitter account I foolishly checked the box that allowed other users to contact me by email. I’ve now fixed that, but not before the gun nuts found me. The pro-mass murder emails I’ve been [...]

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Another Bag o’ Friday Happiness

Hey, I may not drink any more, but I still know what TGIF means to most Americans! And I can still dream (sob).

I feel like frying some fish filets tonight: catfish, red snapper, tilapia, whatever catches my eye. Good bread and a green vegetable to serve on the side, maybe Swiss chard … something [...]

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What Fire?

Reference yesterday’s post, a conservative friend on Facebook asks where all this racism is … he’s never seen any.

Sorry, couldn’t resist responding to the comment. You know, though, you hear this on the right, and you hear it a lot. What racism? We’re not racists! Don’t you dare call us racists! We love [...]

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Playing with Fire

Sometimes I update my Facebook profile picture with ones I’ve manipulated at Photofunia.com. Like this:

People enjoy these photos and often comment on them. This one, which I put up on Tuesday, the first day of the Republican convention in Tampa, drew several remarks, including one from a black friend who said: “Is Obama [...]

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You Can’t Read That!

You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring news about banned and challenged books.

Arizona

Hyperbolic but worth the read: an essay titled What Do Apartheid South Africa and Tucson, Arizona Have in Common?

Elsewhere

Are Republicans more likely than Democrats to be in favor of banning books that teach “dangerous [...]

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Would You Like Some Religious Intolerance with That?

Over time I’ve culled most of the outright racists from my pool of Facebook friends. Sometimes, though, people post shit like this, intending only to share something they thought funny, failing to see the thuggishness and racism behind the “humor.”

If the message on the sign had been anti-Semitic, my friend never would have posted [...]

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What’s that Smell?

Today on Facebook I posted a link to this photo and accompanying story about a racist NASCAR fan, generating this heated comment from a friend, an understandably beleaguered non-racist NASCAR supporter:

Probably the most misinformed bit of drivel written about NASCAR to date. Funny how the “journalist” leaps to unsubstantiated conclusions but would scream bloody [...]

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