I read it in seminary. As I recall, it has some very tough descriptions of the cruelty of American slavery (physical, not just psychological). Most of that was suppressed in the "history" I learned, but was entirely historically accurate in Morrison's novel. And truly the stuff of nightmares.
The Grand Old Party’s nominee in #Virginia, @GlennYoungkin, is featuring a mom who’s son couldn’t handle reading an award winning novel set after the American Civil War, it tells the story of a family of former slaves.— David I. Ramadan (@DavidIRamadan) October 25, 2021
Lincoln is rolling in his grave. https://t.co/chJXdkmmZt
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Snowflakes In October
Which is not at all a reason to ban the book. Although it's exactly the book I think of when I think of "materials" that make white people feel badly about themselves and their ancestors. Which is what so many of the statutes popping up across the country, ban.
Truth is the first step to healing, and reconciliation. Truth hurts. That's okay. It needs to. Well, unless you're a delicate white snowflake. Remember when we used to think those were all "liberals" and "Democrats"? Although it's a little unclear when this happened, and who it happened to:
Then again, he was in AP English, which is basically college English for high school kids. She could have pulled him from AP, because that's precisely the kind of literature you need to read if you're going for "Advanced Placement." She did, after all, have choices. (My daughter was in the International Baccalaureate program in high school. They taught stuff at least this tough there. International standards don't make exceptions for delicate American white snowflakes.)
I wonder if they teach Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee? That book upset me plenty in high school. But then, history is not always kind to white people.
I guess her son is a very special snowflake.
Posted by Rmj at 7:50 AM