Georgetown University Library doing sensitive students' bidding by removing books with “pornographic and racially derogatory themes” off the shelves
Hundreds of books lost their place on the shelves of the library of a large university, because the extremely vulnerable students found them unacceptable and offensive.
According to The College Fix, the commission involved in the selection, in most cases, was guided only by the cover of books, ignoring the content.
“But upon first encountering the books, we documented nearly forty of the most problematic ones, predicting they would clear the library when questioned. Keep in mind, except for one book (the last in the series pictured at the end of this article—Death of an Informer), the offensive content was surmised from just the books’ front and back covers.”
“That’s right – the report admits that staff didn’t look inside any of the books that offended them except Death of an Informer, because they couldn’t figure out if it was offensive by its cover (“we flipped to a random page replete with racial slurs and sexually-explicit content”)”.
Student Alexandra Bowman, in her commentary to Breitbart, said that the images of naked non-white women and Native Americans made her feel alarmed and therefore she complained to the administration.
“While some were simply raucous crime noir murder mysteries representative of the literary and cultural time in which they were written, other books included extremely problematic and damaging elements, including the glamorization of rape, including that of underage girls,” Bowman said in a short comment. “Completely naked women of all races were frequently featured on these books’ covers. Further, many books fetishized young nonwhite women.”
According to official information, this censoration of literature in the library further turned into a kind of witch hunt. Various novels fell under the knife, in the headings of which were the words “red man”, “squaw”, as well as any seductive images of women.