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Monday, March 26, 2012

Oh, Arizona

What John Green posted on his tumbler today, reposted because it is perfect:

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

How to Get Your Book Banned in Arizona

Step 1: Write about people who aren’t white.
You will very rarely see me curse, tumblypoos, but…but…I mean, what the fuck? How is this even possible? This reads like an Onion article.
To be clear, it is now ILLEGAL to teach de la Pena’s novel (which I’ve read and which is excellent) in schools, not because the book contains violence or drug use or massively unerotic blow jobs, but because it contains Mexican American characters. (The protagonist of the novel is only half Mexican, but apparently that is too Mexican for Arizona.)
That’s it. That’s the whole reason it can’t be taught in schools.

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