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Should the words "nigger" and "injun" be purged from the book Huck Finn

Yes... they are offensive and should be replaced.
2 (7.4%)
No... They are part of the book and it shouldnt be censored
25 (92.6%)

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Offline ViseGrip

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Re: Huck Finn & the "N word"
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2011, 02:03:46 PM »
Can I change my mind?   ;D
It worked for it worked for the Democrats and the Iraq war (twice evidently)... I dont see why it cant for you
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Re: Huck Finn & the "N word"
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2011, 03:40:11 PM »
'Nigger' appears only 6 times in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and I found it much more entertaining.  Possibly it would be a better choice for reading lists.

I read them both in middle school, and I might have a different opinion if I read them again.  Or not.  But in that regard, the tastes of a middle school kid are probably a better yardstick anyway.  If educators want kids to enjoy reading, you couldn't tell from the book lists they create.
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Re: Huck Finn & the "N word"
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2011, 05:19:22 PM »
Leave the classics alone but if a school edition must be censored, there should be a notice at the beginning of the book stating as such.

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Re: Huck Finn & the "N word"
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2011, 05:58:56 PM »
Keep the book the way it is but keep it out of schools at the same time.

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Re: Huck Finn & the "N word"
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2011, 11:22:36 PM »
Why dont we just quit giving one word way too much power over us.
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Re: Huck Finn & the "N word"
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2011, 01:49:52 AM »
Why dont we just quit giving one word way too much power over us.

Nope, we have to keep everything drastically PC.

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Re: Huck Finn & the "N word"
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2011, 03:40:26 PM »
Niggarfagwhopspicdagocrackerchinkkrautmickgookretardkikecameljock... if there is anyone I have failed to offend here please forgive the omission.
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Re: Huck Finn & the "N word"
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2011, 03:53:04 PM »
You forgot the lesbians
Imagine the good that could be done, if people were less worried about their differences, and more worried about doing good for everyone.

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Re: Huck Finn & the "N word"
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2011, 05:56:39 PM »
You forgot the lesbians

Not just them....

Niggarfagwhopspicdagocrackerchinkkrautmickgookretardkikecameljockdykelonghorn.....  ;D
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Re: Huck Finn & the "N word"
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2011, 10:48:33 PM »
you spelled nigger wrong, also there is redneck, guido, cockroach (Rwanda), kaffer (S Africa) 

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Re: Huck Finn & the "N word"
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2011, 04:41:26 PM »
No way Twain could of told that story and not used that word. One of best writers in contemporary English was the late, great, George MacDonald Fraser, his classic work, Black Ajax (the story of the first great black heavyweight) is also full of "The Word," that book could also never have caught the zietgiest as it were if the author tried to be PC. It would ring false. It's a shame because, some of the most non PC works (Conan, Tarzan, Imaro, Black Ajax) are the ones that could grab the youths attention and seduce them into becoming readers.
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