In 2011, the “n” word was removed from Mark Twain’s masterpiece, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and replaced with “slave” in an effort to save it from extinction. It’s been gradually banned from schools because, instead of using it as a great lesson on history and racism, people decided to be offended. They’re setting the students up for college.
The educators know these kids watch far worse on TV and the movies. The music is horrible, but it’s class literature they want to ban.
It is about a friendship between a black man and a white boy and was published in 1885. It was censored in its time as well.
A Montgomery County school just banned it after some students said it made them uncomfortable because of the use of the “n” word and seemingly racist portrayals of black characters.
I guess trigger warnings and safe spaces didn’t work so they decided to shield the students from reality.
“We have all come to the conclusion that the community costs of reading this book in 11th grade outweigh the literary benefits,” Principal Art Hall said in his letter to parents.
The book’s use of the N-word was challenging for some students, who felt the school was not being inclusive, Hall said this week.
What next? Tom Sawyer? The Call of the Wild, Catch 22, The Catcher in the Rye, Farewell to Arms, Gone With the Wind, The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath, Moby Dick, Leaves of Grass (has been referred to as a “filthy book”), The Red Badge of Courage, To Kill a Mockingbird, Uncle Tom’s Cabin? Too late, some districts already banned them.
They should ban Cinderella – it has a scary witch in it.
How do children find the truth if information is kept from them? These people are book Nazis. What do these kids read now – Kim Kardashian’s biography?
When do the book burnings start?