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Think of it like this Mark Twain was the Stephen King of his time. A pop writer that wrote well but also wrote a bunch of pop-culture books.
Out of all that - - what I've learned is - - be nice to people. There are millions of great books in the world. My kid doesn't need what's in Huck Finn TAUGHT to him in school.
I have a very clear vision of what I'm doing.
Well that is why I suggested an alternative to replace it. I was only half-joking too.
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: Annee
I read it when I was about 14. It annoyed me. I could get into why, but basically I don't like when I can see the man behind the curtain so much
I also couldn't understand why well into the 20th century I needed to hear a story written in 1884 about how a white boy finds his soul and learns there's nothing wrong with black people after all - and that they're just like humans
I understand why this book is causing such a ruckus. I also understand why people defend it. It's important - and unimportant at the same time
I do think it's important that we keep fighting about it though :-)
originally posted by: Metallicus
originally posted by: Pandaram
If is it offending, it should go.. this is not 1960 when racism is ok in America. Kids are stupid and use this words like its normal to use. Just like in the stupid book.
Isnt it isis flaqs are offencive to some btw?
Thank you, Adolf. Very insightful.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Spiramirabilis
Think of it like this Mark Twain was the Stephen King of his time. A pop writer that wrote well but also wrote a bunch of pop-culture books. His Celebrated Jumping Frog book was literally a story he took from a drunk and anyone who thinks there is much literary significance behind A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is crazy.