A school board in Florida was forced to cut off my father’s microphone after reading ‘pornography’ in an attempt to show people examples of books found in schools.
Bruce Friedman attempted to read an excerpt from Alice Sebold’s 1999 memoir ‘Lucky’, which documents her rape as a college freshman and how it affected her.
Friedman is chair of the Florida chapter of No Left Turn in Education, ‘a group dedicated to the mission of reviving the basic discipline of critical and active thinking in American public education based on facts, research, logic, and solid reasoning. ‘
Friedman highlighted three books that he found inappropriate, including ‘Lucky’. The other two were Sarah J. Mass’s A Court of Silver Flames and Ellen Hopkins’ Triangles.
All three books contain graphic descriptions of sexual encounters that differ in nature, but all of which Friedman found objectionable.
Before reading, Friedman told the Clay County School District Board that he wanted to discuss “these books coming from the process of coming to the shelves.”
He also warned viewers to “cover their ears if they are watching children” while the meeting was being broadcast on YouTube.
Friedman’s microphone was cut off when he started on a part of the book, presumably one of the graphic sequences that Sebold described to him.
Bruce Friedman, president of the Florida chapter of No Left Turn in Education, confronted school board members about the content of books available in his son’s school system.
He also protested against Drag Queen Story Hours, as in New York, and said that parents need to ask “why Drag Queen wants a children’s audience.”
After cutting off his mic, Friedman placed a triboard poster that he placed directly in front of one of the school board members.
Asked why it was cut, a board member said, ‘The problem is, sir, these meetings are broadcast, the people watching on YouTube are at home. There are people watching on community television. ‘
The board member continued: ‘There are federal and state laws that prohibit you from saying things that come out on television. Federal communications laws have state laws prohibiting you from publishing these things to a child. You do not have the ability to determine who is watching the television program at this point. And for you to say, “Everyone cover their ears” just doesn’t cut it. ‘
Friedman, who had brought excerpts from the book to a pasted tri-board poster, then went and placed the poster in front of a board member, who told Friedman ‘where he was coming from.’
Last year, Clay County named George M. Removed Johnson’s ‘Not All Boys Are Blue’, which describes Johnson’s experiences growing up as a gay black man in New Jersey and Virginia.
Sebold’s alleged rapist was released after serving 16 years in prison due to inequality in the author’s case
‘Lucky’ is a memoir by Alice Sebold, documenting her rape as a newborn woman at Syracuse University in 1981 and the effects it had on her.
Anthony Bridgewater was convicted of the crime after Sebold identified him as a criminal.
Bridgewater was sentenced to eight to 25 years in prison, but maintained his innocence and never pleaded guilty, disqualifying him from parole.
Bridgewater was released in 1999 after serving 16 years in prison
Lucky was in the process of coming to the big screen in 2019, but one producer found discrepancies in the lawsuit against Bridgewater.
Bridgewater was acquitted by a New York Supreme Court judge and production of “Lucky” as a film was stopped.
Sebold apologized to Bridgewater, saying, “I am very sorry that you could have lived a life that was unjustly robbed of you, and I know that no apology can change what happened to you and never will.”
The author links his mistake to the larger issues in the criminal justice system
“Forty years ago, as an 18-year-old rape victim, I chose to believe in the American legal system. My goal in 1982 was justice – not to perpetuate injustice. And not forever, and irrevocably, my changed guilt changed the life of a young man.
Some students believe the book provides a unique arrival-age story that less well-represented groups can identify, but it was removed from libraries following parental complaints.
The Daily Mail does not want to see books removed from libraries, reached for a full list of books, but has not yet received any comments.
In an interview with Fox News, Friedman said he is very clear because ‘people don’t work for their safety unless they harm their children.’
Friedman says he has ‘skin in the game’ because his 15-year-old son was previously enrolled in a New York public school which ‘hurt him a lot’.
‘I never shook it. I did not stop fighting. We enrolled him in a private school immediately after the first class, but the damage was done. I think it took five years to get him back on track, “said Friedman.
She also said she refused to enroll her son in a school that had ‘foster and child sexual abuse and cheating patients’.
Friedman called books such as Sebold’s memoirs “poison” and “had no literary value.”
Lucky has sold over a million copies, and Sebold has written another bestselling book, The Lovely Bones, which was adapted into a 2009 film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Sawyerse Ronan.
Dad says the critical race theory is also ‘poison’ which is ‘bad for kids of every color’
In recent years, there has been a growing controversy in the United States over important race theory in schools.
The doctrine has sparked a fierce nationwide debate over Black Lives Matter protests across the country last year and the introduction of the 1619 project.
The 1619 project, which was published by the New York Times in 2019 on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the first slave Africans arriving on the American shores, ‘restores American history by placing the result of slavery and the contribution of black Americans at the center of America. Story ‘.
The debate surrounding the critical race theory addresses the concern that some children are being driven to think that white people are inherently racist or sexist.
Opponents of the critical race theory have argued that it categorizes people as ‘privileged’ or ‘oppressed’ based on their skin color.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
There has been a dramatic increase over the past year in banning books from schools, especially books focusing on difficult topics such as racial discrimination and sexuality.
According to the American Library Association, more than 700 book challenges were proposed in 2021 targeting 1,597 titles – more than double the previous year’s figure and the highest since 2000.
The top three most challenging titles of 2021 are Maya Kobabe’s ‘Gender Choir’, Jonathan Evison’s ‘Lone Boy’ and George M. Johnson’s was ‘All Boys Are Blue’.
Regarding Drag Queen Story Hour, Friedman said that people should not ask our kids if it’s okay to sit on Drag Queen Story Hour, we should ask why Drag Queens wants a children’s audience. ‘
He also emphasizes the debate surrounding the critical race theory, highlighting it as another threat to children receiving education in the United States.
‘It’s so bad that anyone can believe it’s mind-boggling. To prepare for that fight, I took courses that required me to teach important race theory. I know that very well. I know how bad it is, and it’s bad for kids of all colors, ‘Friedman said.
‘There is no benefit from this poison. Thank God Ron Descentis is helping us get it out, ‘he added.
Friedman argues that important racial theories can be hidden by alternative names such as inclusion, diversity and equity and believes in a part of the ‘Marxist’ ideology effort.
‘They will not be happy unless we are all equal. Socialism is a shared misery. But we are going to do better. We have a constitution. ‘