You can insult my name, you can insult my people....
BUT YOU BLOODY WELL CANNOT INSULT MY LIBRARY!!!!
*pant pant pant pant pant*
A new project of New York City Indymedia, IndyKids, has been censored by two area library systems. After agreeing to distribute IndyKids to their local branches, both the New York Public Library and the Queens Public Library changed their minds and now refuse to distribute the paper. They say the reason for their decision is that IndyKids is not “balanced.”
Yet a look at the periodicals offered at the Donnell Children’s Library shows a striking bias. For example, “Biography Today-Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers” September 2005 issue calls Pope John Paul II “the charismatic ‘people’s pope’ who helped topple Communism while championing Catholic values and a culture of peace.”
So here's the thing. Remember when I said I didn't feel comfortable discussing this subject because it has to do with my job and I happen to like my job? Well I'm still not discussing anything. But if you happen to look at that School Library Journal blog there are some good comments.