The last thing Obama's final roasting didn't need to end on is associating him with the n-word - even as an act of thanks and brotherly love.
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Despite its role as a living document, the Constitution -- like Huckleberry Finn -- is in many ways a reflection of its time.
The omission of a word that appears 219 times isn't a welcome alternative but an erasure, not just of the obstacles for educators who wish to use the book, but of what that deplorable word represents.
Trendy "feel good" sentiments of modern political connectedness are purging Huckleberry Finn of the ugly truth that Mark Twain sought to expose during the Jim Crow Era.
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