Toni Morrison receives the Honor Medal of The City of Paris in 2010. None: Francois Durand/ Getty Images
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 1:56 PM EDT

Sigh. This again, from The Atlantic Wire:

Bowing to Tea Party pressure, Alabama State Senator Bill Holtzclaw said this week that he thinks The Bluest Eye, Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's novel about a little black girl who wishes for blue eyes, should be banned in schools. He only made this statement after GOP members criticized him for opposing a repeal of the federal Common Core standards. The Bluest Eye is on the 11th grade reading list for the Common Core, a set of standards that has been adapted by more than 40 states.  

Hotzclaw told the Alabama Media Group, "The book is just completely objectionable, from language to the content."