Missouri school district bans ‘biblically contrary’ novels by Kurt Vonnegut and Sarah Ockler

Remember when The New York Times‘ David Carr made an offhand comment about Missouri and Kansas being home to “the dance of the low, sloping foreheads,” and everyone got mad at East Coast elitism? It’s infuriating to feel like people are judging you based on your zip code rather than your merits, especially when those people are the ones you view as your cultural allies.

That said, this story is a perfect example of why people elsewhere look down on us. Because it’s hard to remember the last time a NYC school banned a book because someone complained it taught “principles contrary to the Bible.” 

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