"You must understand that our civilization is so vast that we can't have our minorities upset and stirred. Ask yourself, What do we want in this country, above all? People want to be happy, isn't that right? .... Well, aren't they? Don't we keep them moving, don't we give them fun? That's all we live for, isn't it? .... Colored people don't like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don't feel good about Uncle Tom's Cabin. Burn it."
And that is precisely what the firemen do, in Ray Bradbury's classic novel of the future, FAHRENHEIT 451. They search out and burn books. It is a crime, in this society, to own or read books.