The Insider reports:
A new ad for Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s campaign features a Fairfax parent who sought to have Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s 1987 classic novel “Beloved” removed from her son’s school curriculum because it gave him nightmares. “As a parent, it’s tough to catch everything” Laura Murphy, identified as a Fairfax County mother, says in the ad.
“So when my son showed me his reading assignment, my heart sunk. It was some of the most explicit material you can imagine. I met with lawmakers. They couldn’t believe what I was showing them. Their faces turned bright red with embarrassment.” Murphy, however, does not mention in the ad that her son was a high school senior at the time and that the book in question won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
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GOP Virginia governor candidate airs new ad starring a parent who wanted to remove Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ from schools because it gave her nearly college-aged son nightmares https://t.co/DOOT72gWL7
— Politics Insider (@PoliticsInsider) October 25, 2021
What’s it like to have Terry McAuliffe block you from having a say in your child’s education?
— Glenn Youngkin (@GlennYoungkin) October 25, 2021
Quite the closing message from Glenn Youngkin: Banning books and silencing Black authors. https://t.co/SiCkeDyfXP
— DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) October 25, 2021
Glenn Youngkin has a new ad featuring a mom who wanted to ban the book “Beloved” from her son’s school after he had night terrors after reading it in AP English in 2012. (He now works for the NRCC and interned for Trump.) https://t.co/SjGPHTPyWX by @Robillard
— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) October 25, 2021