Monday, February 21, 2011

Huck Finn and the N Word

I read the news in PW about the professor who changed the N word in the Huck Finn story. I have mixed feelings. On the one hand that is a very offensive word. On the other, who has the right to change the author's words later on down the road?

Well, times have changed, so it's at all no surprise. At least it shouldn't be, unless we're guilty of having our heads in the sand.

I'd say this goes to show we have come a ways in not being name callers of the worst kind. Although, you know it still goes on.

Just not in literary reading.

Until next time . . . think on it.


  1. The situation does give one a lot to think about...I practically have to schedule time for that subject.

  2. I agree, Anita, not a simple cut and dry topic. Somehow, I can't get past the word "slave" as being any better. Really.