"The excerpts which led the Board to look into the educational suitability
of the books in question are set out (with minor
corrections after comparison with the text of the books themselves) below. The pagination and the underlinings are retained from the original report used by the board. In newer editions of some of the books, the quotes appear at different pages.
1) SOUL ON ICE by Eldridge Cleaver
157-158 '. . . There are white men who will pay you to fuck their wives.
They approach you and say, "How would you like to
fuck a white woman?" "What is this?" you ask. "On the up-and-up," he assures you. "It's all right. She's my wife. She needs black rod, is all. She has to have it. It's like a medicine or drug to her. She has to have it. I'll pay you. It's all on the level, no trick involved. Interested?" You go with him and he drives you to their home. The three of you go into the bedroom. There is a certain type who will leave you and his wife alone and tell you to pile her real good. After it is all over, he will pay you and drive you to wherever you want to go. Then there are some who like to peep at you through a keyhole and watch you have his woman, or peep at you through a window, or lie under the bed and listen to the creaking of the bed as you work out. There is another type who likes to masturbate while he stands beside the bed and watches you pile her. There is the type who likes to eat his woman up after you get through piling her. And there is the type who only wants you to pile her for a little while, just long enough to thaw her out and kick her motor over and arouse her to heat, then he wants you to jump off real quick and he will jump onto her and together they can make it from there by themselves.'
2) A HERO AIN'T NOTHING BUT A SANDWICH by Alice Childress
10 'Hell, no! Fuck the society.'
64-65 'The hell with the junkie, the wino, the capitalist, the welfare checks, the world . . . yeah, and fuck you too!'
75-76 'They can have back the spread and curtains, I'm too old for them fuckin bunnies anyway.'
3) THE FIXER by Bernard Malamud
52 'What do you think goes on in the wagon at night: Are the drivers on their knees fucking their mothers?'
90 'Fuck yourself, said the blinker, etc.'
92 'Who else would do anything like that but a mother-fucking Zhid?'
146 'No more noise out of you or I'll shoot your Jew cock off.'
189 'Also there's a lot of fucking in the Old Testament, so how is that religious?'
192 'You better go fuck yourself, Bok, said Kogin, I'm onto your Jew tricks.'
215 'Ding-dong giddyap. A Jew's cock's in the devil's hock.'
216 'You cocksucker Zhid, I ought make you lick it up off the floor.'
4) GO ASK ALICE by Anonymous
31 'I wonder if sex without acid could be so exciting, so wonderful, so indescribable. I always thought it just took a minute, or that it would be like dogs mating.'
47 'Chris and I walked into Richie and Ted's apartment to find the bastards
stoned and making love to each other . . . low class
81 'shitty, goddamned, pissing, ass, goddamned beJesus, screwing life's,
ass, shit. Doris was ten and had humped with who
knows how many men in between . . . her current stepfather started having sex with her but good . . . sonofabitch balling her'
83 'but now when I face a girl its like facing a boy. I get all excited and turned on. I want to screw with the girl. . . .'
84 'I'd rather screw with a guy . . . sometimes I want one of the girls to kiss me. I want her to touch me, to have her sleep under me.'
84 'Another day, another blow job . . . If I don't give Big Ass a blow he'll cut off my supply . . . and LittleJacon is yelling, "Mama, Daddy can't come now. He's humping Carla."
85 'Shit, goddamn, goddamn prick, son-of-a-bitch, ass, pissed, bastard, goddamn, bullshit
94 'I hope you have a nice orgasm with your dog tonight.'
110 'You fucking Miss Polly pure
117 'Then he said that all I needed was a good fuck.'
146 'It might be great because I'm practically a virgin in the sense that I've never had sex except when I've been stoned. . . .'
5) SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
29 'Get out of the road, you dumb motherfucker.' The last word was still a novelty in the speech of white people in 1944.
It was fresh and astonishing to Billy, who had never fucked anybody . . .'
32 'You stake a guy out on an anthill in the desert -- see? He's facing
upward, and you put honey all over his balls and pecker,
and you cut off his eyelids so he has to stare at the sun till he dies.'
34 'He had a prophylactic kit containing two tough condoms 'For the prevention of disease only!' . . . He had a dirty picture of a woman attempting sexual intercourse with a shetland pony.'
94 & 95 'But the Gospels actually taught this: Before you kill somebody,
make absolutely sure he isn't well connected . . . The
flaw in the Christ stories, said the visitor from outer space, was that Christ who didn't look like much, was actually the son of the Most Powerful Being in the Universe. Readers understood that, so, when they came to the crucifixion, they naturally thought . . .
Oh boy -- they sure picked the wrong guy to lynch this time! And that thought had a brother: There are right people to lynch.
People not well connected . . . . The visitor from outer space made a gift to Earth of a new Gospel. In it, Jesus really WAS a
nobody, and a pain in the neck to a lot of people with better connections then he had . . . . So the people amused themselves one day by nailing him to a cross and planting the cross in the ground. There couldn't possibly be any repercussions, the lynchers thought . . . since the new Gospel hammered home again and again what a nobody Jesus was. And then just before the nobody died . . . . The voice of God came crashing down. He told the people that he was adopting the bum as his son . . . God said this: From this moment on, He will punish horribly anybody who torments a bum who has no connections.'
99 'They told him that there could be no Earthling babies without male
homosexuals. There could be babies without female
120 'Why don't you go fuck yourself? Don't think I haven't tried . .
. he was going to have revenge, and that revenge was sweet . .
. It's the sweetest thing there is, said Lazzaro. People fuck with me, he said, and Jesus Christ are they ever fucking sorry.'
122 'And he'll pull out a gun and shoot his pecker off. The stranger'll let him think a couple of seconds about who Paul Lazzaro is and what life's gonna be like without a pecker. Then he'll shoot him once in the guts and walk away. . . . He died on account of this silly cocksucker here. So I promised him I'd have this silly cocksucker shot after the war.'
134 'In my prison cell I sit . . . With my britches full of shit, And
my balls are bouncing gently on the floor. And I see the
bloody snag when she bit me in the bag . . . Oh, I'll never fuck a Polack any more.'
173 'And the peckers of the young men would still be semierect, and their muscles would be bulging like cannonballs.'
175 'They didn't have hard-ons . . . Everybody else did.'
177 'The magazine, which was published for lonesome men to jerk off to.'
178 'and one critic said. . . . 'To describe blow-jobs artistically."
6) THE BEST SHORT STORIES BY NEGRO WRITERS Ed. by Langston Hughes
176 'like bat's shit and camel piss,'
228 'that no-count bitch of a daughter of yours is up there up North making a whore of herself.'
237 'they made her get out and stand in front of the headlights of the car and pull down her pants and raise her dress -- they said that was the only way they could be sure. And you can imagine what they said and what they did -- .'
303 'You need some pussy. Come on, let's go up to the whore house on the hill.'
'Oh, these bastards, these bastards, this God damned Army and the bastards in it. The sons of bitches!'
436 'he produced a brown rag doll, looked at her again, then grabbed the doll by its legs and tore it part way up the middle. Then he jammed his finger into the rip between the doll's legs. The other men laughed. . . .'
444 'The pimps, hustlers, lesbians, and others trying to misuse me.'
462 'But she had straight firm legs and her breasts were small and upright.
No doubt if she'd had children her breasts would be
hanging like little empty purses.'
464 'She first became aware of the warm tense nipples on her breasts.
Her hands went up gently to clam them.' 'In profile, his
penis hung like a stout tassle. She could even tell that he was circumcised.'
406 'Cadillac Bill was busy following Luheaster around, rubbing her
stomach and saying, "Magic Stomach, Magic Stomach, bring
me a little baby cadillac."' 'One of the girls went upstairs with Red Top and stayed for about forty-five minutes.'
7) BLACK BOY by Richard Wright
70-71 'We black children -- seven or eight or nine years of age -- used to run to the Jew's store and shout:
. . . Bloody Christ Killers
Never trust a Jew
Bloody Christ Killers
What won't a Jew do . . .
Red, white and blue
Your pa was a Jew
Your ma a dirty dago
What the hell is you?'
265 'Crush that nigger's nuts, nigger!' 'Hit that nigger!'
'Aw, fight, you goddam niggers!' 'Sock 'im, in his f-k-g-piece!' 'Make 'im bleed!'
8) LAUGHING BOY by Oliver LaFarge
38 'I'll tell you, she is all bad; for two bits she will do the worst thing.'
48-9 'I was frightened when he wanted me to lie with him, but he made
me feel all right. He knew all about how to make women
forget themselves, that man.'
9) THE NAKED APE by Desmond Morris
73-74 'Also, the frontal approach provides the maximum possibility for
stimulation of the female's clitoris during the pelvic
thrusting of the male. It is true that it will be passively, stimulated by the pulling effect of the male's thrusts, regardless of his body position in relation to the female, but in a face-to-face mating there will in addition be the direct rhythmic pressure of the male's pubic region on to the clitoral area, and this will considerably heighten the stimulation . . .' 'So it seems plausible to consider that face-to-face copulation is basic to our species. There are, of course, a number of variations that do not eliminate the frontal element: male above, female above, side by side, squatting, standing, and so on, but the most efficient and commonly used one is with both partners horizontal, the male above the female. . . .'
80 '. . . This broadening of the penis results in the female's external
genitals being subjected to much more pulling and pushing
during the performance of pelvic thrusts. With each inward thrust of the penis, the clitoral region is pulled downwards and then
with each withdrawal, it moves up again. Add to this the rhythmic pressure being exerted on the clitoris region by the pubic region of the frontally copulating male, and you have a repeated massaging of the clitoris that -- were she a male -- would virtually be masturbatory.'
94-99 '. . . If either males or females cannot for some reason obtain sexual access to their opposite numbers, they will find sexual outlets in other ways. They may use other members of their own sex, or they may even use members of other species, or they may masturbate. . . .'
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