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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Huckleberry Finn and the N-word – 11 Jan 11

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.


  1. It is amazing. Of all the worthwhile projects one could spend time on they choose this. I read that the professor doing this reasons that his new "edition" will allow this great novel to be taught and read more?!? It is this kind of thinking that reminds me of this famous saying often paraphrased, "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

  2. Thanks Michael,
    The obvious question(s) not asked and answered here is: What can't be changed? Is everything open for interpretation and clarification? Who has the authority and//or right? Repeating: Before long history will be lost to us and not be able to be found - anywhere.