They denounce republican measures to ban books in schools

Two governors running for re-election this year — Republicans Greg Abbott of Texas and Henry McMaster of South Carolina — have called for an investigation of books in school libraries, often featuring African-American or LGBTQ characters, that qualify as of pornographic. Virginia’s newly inaugurated Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin made the issue of books and parental involvement in education a central pillar of his successful campaign this fall, after airing an ad in which a parent was upset for her high school son’s assignment to read Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” in a college-level English class.

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