Quote of the Day 6/11/2014

“Morrison wrote provocative novels about poverty, racism and violence against women, children and oppressed people. Tough passages are in each of her books, but a person must take in the entire story to understand the greater meaning. Brecheen did not do this or attempt to explain the context for the portion he read. It was simply to inflame others to vote his way against Common Core.”

-Tulsa World columnist Ginnie Graham, taking on Sen. Josh Brecheen’s (R-Coalgate) mischaracterization of the Toni Morrison novel “The Bluest Eye” during the Senate debate over Common Core standards (Source: http://bit.ly/1s5lFr0)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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