Essay on Censorship Is The Banning Of Books

2031 Words Apr 21st, 2015 9 Pages
The most debated and controversial form of censorship is the banning of books in school libraries and classrooms. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Call of the Wild, The Catcher in the Rye, and To Kill a Mockingbird are just a few of the books that have been expelled from the American public schools. Of course most schools don’t follow this ‘regulation’ and actually encourage their students to read books from the banned book registry. Teachers love challenging their students and trying to push them outside their comfort zone, but parents can sometimes view the challenges as bad and often times they see the material as unsuitable for their children.
The First Amendment of the Constitution states; “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, of prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Freedom of expression is a human right that is undeniably the most important part of being a unique individual, which is why it was put in the First Amendment. Denying someone’s freedom of expression is downright inhumane, but unfortunately this is one of the biggest problems the human race is suffering from.
In Fenice Boyd’s article Censorship in Three Metaphors, he explains how censorship can be portrayed in three different metaphors to show how it is violating a person’s First Amendment rights. The first…

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