Music Censorship

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Music censorship is defined as any discriminatory act that advocates or allows suppression, control, or banning of music or music related works against the wishes of its creator or intended audience.(Nuzum 7) Studies in elementary schools, high schools, and universities have shown that music has little or no effect on students attitude, behavior, etc. (Nuzum11) The highest authorities in America agree that there is no evidence that music can make a "good  person go "bad. (Nuzum 9) Supporters of music censorship are using their own freedom of speech to shut down another person's first amendment rights. Often, organizations in favor of music censorship obtain all their supporting information by using "special interest research,  and poor science. Then by taking their findings out of context they are able to say that censoring music is effective and worthwhile. (Nuzum 9) Americans are lucky that, unlike many other countries, music cannot put you in jail. (Nuzum 11) All together, authorities, studies, and the constitution have proven that music censorship is unfair, unnecessary, and has little influence on music listeners.

Many studies in schools for children of all ages have produced the exac

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