Comment of the Day: Let the "N" Word Stand in Huckleberry Finn

Today's comment comes in response to our post about a new whitewashed version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in which an Auburn professor has removed all instances of the word "nigger" from the book. The new-and-improved edition of Huck Finn will be passed out for reading at elementary schools.

This prompted reader "Concerned Rocket Scientist" to write:
Way to change historical literature. It's not acceptable for the new classroom because the new classroom is a glorified daycare. Heaven forbid we give our kids serious subject matter from one of America's great authors rather than the misadventures of someone who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Give kids the real deal, and please, please, PLEASE stop watering down the schools, especially under the fallacy of trying not to offend anyone.

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