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Obama's Send-Off at Last White House Correspondents' Dinner Ends with the N-Word

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

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.

American History Requires Study, Not Plastic Surgery

Donald Kaul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

Despite its role as a living document, the Constitution -- like Huckleberry Finn -- is in many ways a reflection of its time.

Educate Don't Censor: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the N-Word

Hetert-Qebu Walters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Hetert-Qebu Walters

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.

Rewriting Huckleberry Finn Twists Twain's Intentions

Craig Hotchkiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Craig Hotchkiss

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.