Petition2Congress logo

Share:

Stop \"The Bluest Eye\" from being a Common Core standard novel

Messages Sent So Far
Take Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" off of the Common Core Standards acceptable reading list. It is inappropriate and harmful.

Post Public Comments

190 Public Comments So Far

View More Comments:
4 months ago
Someone from Buffalo, NY signed.
May 13, 2016
Someone from Galt, CA writes:
Quotation mark icon
Our children should NEVER be exposed to such EXPLICIT LANGUAGE! This is appalling to even be CONSIDERED for teenagers. Common Core is turning out to be the DEVIL. I'm ashamed of my government!
May 13, 2016
Someone from Galt, CA writes:
Quotation mark icon
In no way shape or form is this book appropriate in high school. Pages 162-163: ?A bolt of desire ran down his genitals?and softening the lips of his anus. . . . He wanted to f*** her?tenderly. But the tenderness would not hold. The tightness of her vagina was more than he could bear. His soul seemed to slip down his guts and fly out into her, and the gigantic thrust he made into her then provoked the only sound she made. Removing himself from her was so painful to him he cut it short and snatched his genitals out of the dry harbor of her vagina. She appeared to have fainted.?
9 months ago
Someone from Brewton, AL signed.
June 13, 2014
Someone from Pawleys Island, SC writes:
Quotation mark icon
With so many other good books to read, I don't think teens need to be REQUIRED to read a book dealing with incest and child abuse
2 years ago
Someone from Erie, PA writes:
Quotation mark icon
This book is inappropriate for high schoolers (and has topics that are criminal about pedophilia) Please REMOVE it from the common core list. Our students/children should not be exposed to this book.
May 22, 2014
Someone from Dallas, GA signed.
May 13, 2014
Someone from Montrose, CO signed.
May 13, 2014
Someone from Broomfield, CO writes:
Quotation mark icon
The authors stated intent: To have the reader feel co-conspiracy with the perpetrator. Wow. In my city this was recommended reading for 8th graders to prepare them to read To Kill A Mockingbird. Frightening.
May 13, 2014
Someone from Broomfield, CO signed.