DEBATE CENSORSHIP Emily Kempton English 252 1132009 Censorship

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DEBATE: CENSORSHIP Emily Kempton English 252 11/3/2009

DEBATE: CENSORSHIP Emily Kempton English 252 11/3/2009

Censorship: “The official prohibition or restriction of any type of expression believed to threaten

Censorship: “The official prohibition or restriction of any type of expression believed to threaten the political, social, or moral order imposed by governmental, religious, or local powers. ”

Since the beginning of written literature, children’s books have been subjected to censorship.

Since the beginning of written literature, children’s books have been subjected to censorship.

Books that are considered classics are challenged for language, racism, and controversial themes.

Books that are considered classics are challenged for language, racism, and controversial themes.

What is the definition of literature?

What is the definition of literature?

Are we worrying too much about whom we may be offending?

Are we worrying too much about whom we may be offending?

The line between what is considered obscene and what is literature is indefinite.

The line between what is considered obscene and what is literature is indefinite.

What some children find offensive, others do not…what, then, should be censored?

What some children find offensive, others do not…what, then, should be censored?

The number one argument against censorship is that it stilts the freedom of expression.

The number one argument against censorship is that it stilts the freedom of expression.

Organizations have been created to protest censorship.

Organizations have been created to protest censorship.

It is ultimately our right to choose what we write and read.

It is ultimately our right to choose what we write and read.

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