Texas Lawmaker Asks Public School Libraries to Report Sexually Explicit or Racially Charged Books

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  • Source: The Texan
  • 10/28/2021
A committee of the Texas legislature has asked public school libraries to report possession of a list of books.

Acting as head of the Texas House General Investigating Committee, state Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) asked the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for an accounting of sexually explicit or racially preferential books.

The letter, obtained by The Texas Tribune, comes with a full list of books along with a description of topics: “human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), sexually explicit images, graphic presentations of sexual behavior that is in violation of the law, or… material that might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex or convey that a student, by virtue of their race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.”