20 august 2009

Tin Tin şi Ku Klux Klanul

se pare că am evoluat, cel puţin aşa zice plângerea asta adresată de către un cititor unei biblioteci. Care biblioteca, degrabă a pus cartea la păstrare, dincolo de ochii curioşi ai copiilor. Doamna Burke spune ca Tin Tin este racially offensive to black people şi că the art of depiction of black people looking like  monkees is offensive and culturally we have progressed beyond this depiction.

Presupun că nici Coliba Unchiului Tom nu mai este ce era odată. Acum trebuie să i se spună locuinţă socială.

The decision to get rid of a book, or restrict access to it, goes to the very heart of a public library. “Policies should not unjustly exclude materials and resources even if they are offensive to the librarian or the user,’’ says the Web site of the American Library Association, which adds, “Toleration is meaningless without tolerance for what some may consider detestable.”

So the Brooklyn library, like most others, routinely offers access on its shelves to hot-button works like Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” or Henry Miller’s “Tropic of Capricorn,” which has a naked couple on its cover.

A Library’s Approach to Books That Offend de Alison Leigh Cowan