Last updated 11/8/2021 at 11:04am
A central issue in the Virginia election that was held last Tuesday was education and the role of parental or governmental censorship.
One of the ads for the Republican nominee, Glenn Youngkin, displayed the mother of a high school senior upset by the assigned reading in his advanced placement, college-level American literature class. She claimed that the graphic depiction of slavery in it was deeply unsettling, even for this advanced student.
It turns out that the book in question was “Beloved” by Toni Morrison, a book that won the Pulitzer Prize and is considered a masterpiece of...