The ‘N Word’ To Be Edited Out Of New Edition Of Huckleberry Finn

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This will certainly stir up some controversy.

The new edition Mark Twain‘s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will remove all references to the “N” word and replace it with the word “slave.” The word “Injun” will also be removed from the novel.

Twain expert Alan Gribben, who spearheaded the change, says his version is not a way of “neutering” the classic book, but just rather updating it. He says, “Race matters in these books. It├óΓé¼Γäós a matter of how you express that in the 21st century.”

We’re not sure if censoring the words is the best idea to teach children about classic literature and even more importantly, American history.

What do U think?

Jan 4, 2011 2:30pm PDT

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