AL State Sen. Bill Holtzclaw Wants Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” Banned

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Alabama State Sen. Bill Holtzclaw Wants Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” Banned

Atlantic Wire:  “Bowing to Tea Party pressure, Alabama State Senator Bill Holtzclaw said this week that he thinks The Bluest Eye, Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s novel about a little black girl who wishes for blue eyes, should be banned in schools.” “He only made this statement after GOP members criticized him for opposing a repeal of the federal Common Core standards. The Bluest Eye is on the 11th grade reading list for the Common Core, a set of standards that has been adapted by more than 40 states. “

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 AL State Sen. Bill Holtzclaw Wants Toni Morrisons The Bluest Eye Banned
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.