Biden Education Department Launches Civil Rights Investigation into School Book Bans

The Biden Administration’s Department of Education (ED) has launched an investigation into a school district in Texas after the school banned several sexually explicit books.

As reported by Breitbart, the investigation is being led by the ED’s Office for Civil Rights, which claims that such a ban amounts to a failure to provide representation for “LGBTQ” characters, which the ED says can be considered discrimination.

The investigation into Granbury Independent School District comes after the far-left American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) complained about the district’s book bans over the summer. The district banned at least 130 books from its school libraries, with about 75 percent of the books in question being declared too sexually inappropriate.

The ACLU claimed that such a ban is discrimination against gays and other sexually abnormal preferences, which falls under the category of Title IX discrimination after the Biden administration redefined the rule to include sexuality, in addition to race.

“The book removals and also the comments create this pervasively hostile environment,” ACLU spokeswoman Chloe Kempf falsely declared. “Both send a message to the entire community that LGBTQ identities are inherently obscene, worthy of stigmatization — and the book removals uniquely deprive LGBTQ students of the opportunity to read books that reflect their own experiences.”

However, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty’s Will Flanders disagreed with this assessment, saying that the matter does not “require federal intervention,” as it’s simply “a question about books in schools, not about individual rights being violated.”

If Biden’s ED ultimately agrees with the ACLU-backed challenge, then the school district could be forced to put all of the banned books back onto the shelves. The school would most likely appeal such a decision, which would most likely take the case all the way to the Supreme Court for a final verdict.

 

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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