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Huckleberry Finn Language Controversy

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.

Sanitizing Twain -- to the Nth Degree

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

Huckleberry Finn is a product of its time. Hate it, debate it, deplore it, ignore it, but don't take it upon yourself to change it to suit your own mores and values.

The New Adventure of Huckleberry Finn

Akim Reinhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Akim Reinhardt

In editing the books he cherishes so much, Gribben is attempting to make them more accessible to high school students by creating an edition that won't be banned from many schools.

Museum Struggles with 'That Word' in Huckleberry Finn, 125 Years After It Was Published

Steve Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Courtney

A group is trying to move us past stereotypes to the kind of authenticity Mark Twain sought in carefully choosing his wording for Huckleberry Finn. Let's hope the rest of the world can follow their lead.