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Maga-Inspired Drive To Ban Books Deemed Objectionable In Horry County Public School Libraries

The MAGA-inspired drive to ban books deemed objectionable in Horry County public school libraries appears to be gaining steam and opponents of such censorship are urged to let school board members know of their concerns.

Julinna Oxley, professor of philosophy at Coastal Carolina University, told the Carolina Forest Democratic Club Tuesday, Sept. 12 that the censorship effort is being led by the Horry County Chapter of Moms for Liberty, which packed last month’s school board meeting.

Oxley, co-founder of Grand Strand Action Together (GSAT) urged Democrats to speak up at the next meeting, set for Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at the District Office, 335 Four Mile Road, Conway.

So far, the district has removed 12 books from school library shelves and restricted nine others, requiring students to obtain their parents permission to access them.

Targeted are books that discuss LGBTQ or racism, and Oxley predicted that the next initiative by Horry conservatives will be to restrict the curriculum that is taught in public schools, and that the overall objective is to reduce public school funding and use those funds to support private schools.

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