Once we start taking offensive yet instructive language such as nigger out of literature, as is the case with Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," what's next? Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore peers unflinchingly into .
If you find this book offensive, don’t buy it or read it. There are plenty of books that none of us have an interest in reading for one reason or another. We don’t rewrite them. We simply choose not to read them.Erasing racial epithets doesn’t erase race or racism. Actually, not talking about the “hurtful epithets” perpetuates racism because we’re never allowed to make corrections.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is about to get a major makeover in the form of a significant edit to be made in NewSouth Books’ edition of Mark Twain's iconic novel. Specifically, the notorious n-word will be swapped out for "slave," along with one other race-related alteration.