Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Banning

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Jeongsoo Kim Werts English 3 01 February 2012 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Banning Almost all influential literature, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in American history has been under fire for alleged inappropriate content bringing up the question of censorship and freedom of speech. Despite issues about censorship, the issues brought up about racism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are too overwhelming to be left alone. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be banned from public institutions unless it is being read in a classroom setting in order to avoid the misunderstanding of Twain’s perspective. The use of the ‘N’ word and stereotypes by Twain is highly offensive without the proper guidance that exists in a classroom setting. When taken at face value, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is perhaps an extremely offensive book, using the ‘N’ word 215 times. The gravity of the ‘N’ word goes beyond a derogatory term as it "It carries with it the blood of African-American ancestors. They were called this word while they were lynched; they were called this word while they were hung from the big magnolia tree” (Roberts 3). The use of this word by a white author
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