LeVar Burton Describes Book Bans With A Not-Safe-For-‘Reading Rainbow’ Word

LeVar Burton is being blunt about his feelings on the conservative push to ban books at a number of schools in the U.S.

Burton, who was host of the hit children’s literature program “Reading Rainbow,” weighed in on the Republican-led campaigns using a word that was a bit more suited to adults.

“It’s bullshit,” he said Thursday on “The View,” in a moment that was cut from the show’s YouTube clip of his appearance. “I’ll be absolutely candid and honest: It’s embarrassing that we are banning books in this country, in this culture, in this day and age.”

“Read the books they’re banning,” he added. “That’s where the good stuff is.”

A number of those banned books included people of color, topics of race and racism, or depictions of LGBTQ communities and issues, the report revealed.

Watch Burton’s take on book bans below.



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