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Schools in California will no longer be able to teach a handful of classic novels, including Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, following concerns raised by parents over racism.

Until further notice, teachers in the area will not be able to include on their curriculum Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Theodore Taylor's The Cay and Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

This isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last. Fortunately we have historical examples that show us where this leads...
“Censorship reflects society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.”
–Potter Stewart

“Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.”
–Henry Louis Gates

“Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.”
–Heinrich Heine

“They came first for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for me,
and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

— Pastor Martin Niemöller

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