There exists so much good, and even great literature, out there and so little time to read it The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn may just be the ONE book I deem worthy of re-reading – the only one.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is actually, because of the purge for political correctness (PC) history that you can no longer find in our educational history books. It would be a shame for this to disappear.
The N-word is something I grew up with and heard daily. Thankfully, I can now say that I almost never hear it anymore. There will always be those that can’t let go; even though they actually have no real connection to that old world – they just think and live in a ferry tale world that exists only in their mind and unfortunately the minds of their closest acquaintances.
It amazes me that anyone would have the gall to filter for PC reasons what has been widely called the greatest American novel.
I very seldom agree with Leonard Pitts, Jr. of The Miami Herald but this time I am right beside him. Mr. Pitts says: “Huck Finn is a funny, subversive story about a runaway white boy who comes to locate the humanity in a runaway black man and, in the process, vindicates his own. It has always, until now, been regarded as a timeless tale.” (Published: 7:24 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011)
If one’s mind (and sometimes ears) are so delicate they just might ought to stay inside, lock and bolt their shutters.