As the Public Focuses on Book Bans, the Right Is Quietly Defunding Libraries by Emily Drabinski

The war on libraries is being fought on two fronts. On the first, we have extremists calling on librarians to repent for the sin of building collections and offering programming related to LGBTQ+ experiences. Proud Boys show up armed to protest Drag Queen Story Hours. The cops are called to investigate allegedly “obscene” materials on the shelves during Pride month.

The second front, perhaps less spectacular but no less damaging, is the ongoing war against public education that has put libraries in the crosshairs. The fight for public institutions must address both points of attack and requires a political analysis and project that moves beyond the issue of book banning.

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