When I was in high school there were protests and marches by liberal Democrats at New Trier East High School (and likely NT West also) that demanded the banning of books. The area was very conservative at that time however there certainly were Democrats and liberals in the district. The books in question were Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. This is from a discussion on Huck Finn
: "Around 1976, striking a bargain with parents of black students who demanded the removal of Huck Finn from the curriculum, the administration of New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, agreed to withdraw the novel from required courses and confined Huck to the environs of elective courses and the school library. This compromise did not end Huck's problems in that northshore Chicago upper middleclass community, however, for as recently as March 1988 black parents "discovered" Huck in American Studies, an elective course team taught by an English teacher and an American history teacher, and once again approached school administrators about banning the book.
So yes, I did watch book-banning Democrats march in front of New Trier East and demand that students not be allowed to read Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, the marchers wanted the books banned from both the library and the classroom.
Labels: Barck Obama, Book Banning, Book Burning, Democratic Party, New Trier