From the daily archives: Thursday, September 19, 2013

Here Is What’s Wrong With Banning The Bluest Eye

By: Laura Struve, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, Wilmington College. 

Late last week, Ohio State school board President Debe Terhar objected to the Ohio Department of Education using Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye as an example of works that could be used in Ohio classes under the Common Core Standards.  Terhar described the novel as “pornographic” and stated that she did not want her children or the children of others to read it.  According to, she questioned “whether anyone at the education department had read any of […]

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