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ensorship In School Is Not Right 6 pages in length. To be told what is permissible reading material and what is not is a direct violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution. Yet all across the country, school library shelves are being stripped of books that certain individuals and groups deem as unacceptable. Censorship is alive and well in the United States; its ripple effect on America's students is often as damaging as reading one …

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…advocates, on the other hand, believe that people should decide for themselves which books to read, which movies to view, which images to observe, and what recordings to listen to. MacKinnon cleverly argues the contrary--that equality dictates censorship to curb abuses by the powerful. What she doesn't acknowledge is that whenever a censorship mechanism is established it is always used by the powerful to silence the powerless and not the other way around. Bibliography None