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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposing Oklahoma Science Bill

March 9, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposing Oklahoma Science Bill

CBLDF has joined a letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship opposed to an Oklahoma bill that would allow teachers to impose personal beliefs on “scientific controversies” rather than adhering to scientific consensus. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read comics. Censorship manifests in many ways, and the unique visual nature…

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Stuck in the Middle Challenged in Oklahoma School

February 27, 2017
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Stuck in the Middle Challenged in Oklahoma School

An Oklahoma middle school last week pulled the comic anthology Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics from an Unpleasant Age off of shelves after one parent called it “trash” and complained of vulgarities, sexual references, and drug use in some of the stories. Although one egregiously biased local news report suggested that the book is permanently banned,…

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Looking Back on Oklahoma’s War on Comics

October 27, 2016
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With the conclusion of Wizard World Tulsa, local news outlet Tulsa World took a look back on the war Tulsa and neighboring Oklahoma cities waged against comics in the mid-1950s. From book swaps exchanging comics for perceived “higher literature” and independent review committees organized by local communities to fines for selling “objectionable” comics in retail stores, Oklahoma and its concerned citizens…

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Oklahoma Man Claims Library Promo Image Violates Religious Freedom

September 2, 2016
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Oklahoma Man Claims Library Promo Image Violates Religious Freedom

An Oklahoma man has publicly objected to a promotional photo from his local library system that shows a Muslim woman wearing hijab and reading a book. Norman resident Chad Grensky alleges that the photo is an unconstitutional endorsement of one religion over others, even though it is just a small part of the Pioneer Library System’s…

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The Bluest Eye Restored to Durant High School Library

May 22, 2014
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The Bluest Eye Restored to Durant High School Library

Victory in Durant, Oklahoma! Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye has returned to library shelves at Durant High School after a review committee earlier this week denied a parent’s request to have the book removed. Michele Williams challenged the book’s presence in the school library last month after reading hyperbolic accounts of its contents and the…

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The Bluest Eye Removed From Oklahoma High School Library Pending Review

April 15, 2014
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The Bluest Eye Removed From Oklahoma High School Library Pending Review

Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, which yesterday made the list of the top 10 most frequently banned and challenged books of 2013, is facing yet another challenge in Durant, Oklahoma. Parent Michelle Williams heard about the book via social media, where it has been caught up in controversy over the Common Core standards, and investigated…

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