Huck Finn and "Slave Jim"

huck and jim Huck Finn and "Slave Jim"

NewSouth Books is publishing the classic Mark Twain novel “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” without the “N” word. The word appears in the novel 219 times. Many are questioning if making the novel more politically correct is an excuse for censorship. Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University says that the removal of the “N” word from the book is a good decision.

 The publisher will replace the word with “Slave”.

  • Mason White

    Dam, Why is it that when it relates to black pain & suffering that it’s alright for things to be said or done without regards to those who have suffered the most????
    People are so insensitive when it relates to us! Example moving down South from Midwest I was appalled to see the apartments called the Plantation Apt!
    Question… if there was the same issue involving Jewish people there would be a Hell storm of controversy! Hmmm Imagine the Hitler Dieresis taught to all children even Jewish children from Hitler’s prospective propaganda in local school everywhere???.
    Or an Apartment Complex called The Holocaust inn apartment Complex s.
    Everyone would take issue with that, but the people who were Kidnapped raped Castrated & hung… enslaved & dehumanized Bought & sold like animal can’t find compassion from the world it made wealthy.
    We were used like garden tools…. really even worst; when you finish using those tools you at least clean them & store in a secure place!

  • keith

    “Censorship os teling a man he can’t eat steak because a baby can’t chew it”
    -Mark Twain

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