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Why Laphonza Butler is reading banned books out loud on the Senate floor

Posted on AllSides May 6th, 2024
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Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

If you were looking for the book “Sister Outsider” a few years ago at a school in Tennessee, you might not have found it there. But thanks to California Sen. Laphonza Butler, parts of it now live in the Congressional Record.

“Perhaps for some of you here today, I am the face of one of your fears. Because I am a Black woman, because I am a lesbian, because I am myself — a Black woman warrior poet doing work — who has come to ask you, are you doing...

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