-Book Ban Data Breakdown-
With the use of different book bans puts kids at a cultural disadvantage in understanding people of diverse backgrounds. Book bans are merely just putting kids in a bubble and hiding them from the real world. Books like “Wicked” are merely banned for different types of language such as cursing. Another book “Speak” is banned for the use of language (cursing), As well as the experience of one of the characters being raped/sexually assaulted.
In Florida, there has been over 89 books banned. Florida is not just Banning specific books but rather reviewing all of the books in the school libraries to ensure they do not have or push a specific agenda or in other words “ a woke agenda”. The book “The Hate U Give” Was banned for pushing an “anti-police agenda”
In retrospect, the book outlines the struggle of minorities especially BIPOC minorities when it comes to policing in America and systems have failed BIPOC individuals systemically.
MANY BANNED BOOKS INCLUDE ISSUES ON RACE AND RACISM
Share of banned books that include protagonists or prominent secondary characters who are people of color
Share of banned books that directly address issues of race and racism
Share of banned books that are history books or biographies
Share of banned books that have themes related to rights and activism
SURVEY RESPONDENTS DIFFER IN THEIR VIEWS ON WHETHER SCHOOLS SHOULD INCLUDE DISCUSSIONS OF SLAVERY AND RACISM IN TEACHING ABOUT U.S. HISTORY
Share of Democratic survey respondents who said they believe it is appropriate
Share of Democratic survey respondents who said they strongly believe it is appropriate
Share of Republican survey respondents w