Stop the Book Purge in South Carolina

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The South Carolina Board of Education is considering a regulation (R. 43-170) that would enable mass censorship of books in school classrooms and libraries.

This regulation is being promoted by extremists in groups like Moms for Liberty and would allow book banners to appeal local book decisions to the State Board. It would also set a statewide policy banning books that contain descriptions of sexual acts, ranging from classics to 20th-century masterpieces to contemporary Young Adult novels. A similar policy in Iowa has already led to the removal of books including 1984, Native Son, and The Color Purple from schools.

Simply put, this is a book purge policy that supersedes the rights of parents, and we have the opportunity to stop it before it becomes law.

"Stop the Book Purge" in red and blue text over a torn sheet of paper
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