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NJ Democrats Work to Remove ‘Huckleberry Finn’ From Schools

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posted on Mar, 23 2019 @ 10:23 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Calluses don't develop unless you work your hands.

Growth, evolution, doesn't happen if a system is never stressed.

If you never challenge a mind, it will never develop and grow.

It will stagnate.

It will rot.




posted on Mar, 24 2019 @ 02:35 AM
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can create an uncomfortable atmosphere in the classroom,”


learning can be uncomfortable. Which makes the classroom setting the perfect place to explore these things.



posted on Mar, 24 2019 @ 02:38 AM
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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: IAMTAT

When I read about it yesterday I didn't like that idea but then I wonder what a black kid could feel reading that book in school.... I don't know.


Hopefully they would realize how much times have changed and be inspired to continue that change.



posted on Mar, 24 2019 @ 08:43 AM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
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can create an uncomfortable atmosphere in the classroom,”


learning can be uncomfortable. Which makes the classroom setting the perfect place to explore these things.


We agree.
Hell just froze over.



posted on Mar, 24 2019 @ 08:48 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

You cannot work your hands. That's racist in today's world. It is indicative of the idea of meritocracy which is oppressive because not all can or want to work but they are just as good as someone who does and just as deserving.

So none of my characters will work. The book will be a surefire winner I'm telling you. The most exciting story ever.



posted on Mar, 25 2019 @ 02:05 AM
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I'm sure we agree about more things than you think.

It's the left/right propaganda that has us believing other wise.



posted on Mar, 25 2019 @ 08:24 AM
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There are always two sides to every story and now more politically correct versions of the same story with the same message being taught.



There are indeed important historical and social lessons to be learned from Huck Finn; the plot centers on a boy coming to terms with the racism that is endemic in his society. To argue that changing “N” to “slave” erases racism from American history is to say that every teacher and reader of Huck Finn will suddenly become ignorant of the racism that has clouded our nation’s past. The word “slave” still gives insight into the inferior societal position that blacks held at the time. Its use simply encourages more people to read the story, as ”slave” is not as loaded as “N” and thus is slightly more tolerable to read aloud or silently.

Even today, we still must be careful how we treat race relations. It is important to discuss the history of race in literature and society, but it is a topic that must be handled delicately. In an interview with Oprah, hip-hop artist Jay-Z argued that our generation “…disarmed the word. We took the fire pin out of the grenade.” Jay-Z spoke of an ideal world, but certainly not the one that exists today. In her book “Seeing a Color-Blind Future,” race theorist Patricia J. Williams accurately describes how, as much as we all might wish to ignore race, the ability to ignore racial differences and stereotypes is tied to a position of white privilege. Currently, Huck Finn is the fourth-most banned book in the United States, and few teachers are able or comfortable enough to teach it to their students. The publication of a modified version of the text will allow more teachers to present the material in a comfortable way to their students.


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posted on Mar, 25 2019 @ 08:34 AM
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If this thread keeps growing it'll be longer than Huck Finn



posted on Mar, 25 2019 @ 08:37 AM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
If this thread keeps growing it'll be longer than Huck Finn


I am just waiting for the name calling to begin, just like in Huck Finn.
History repeating whether reading historical novels or not.




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