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'N'-Word Edited Out Of Latest Huck Finn Edition

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posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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Originally posted by Whereweheaded
Any comment by any " Professor " should be deemed irrelevant, and acknowledged as pure idiocy.
And to those who wanna deem it a topic of " respect ", deem the middle finger upon you!
Art is art...nothing more nothing less. Writings of the times are just a little different than writings of today. Writings of today are weak and laughable at best~


All I have to say to you is, "thank god for the sickle cell."

Of course, you may retort with, "porch monkey 4 life."


Well, if our avatar's mean anything, that is.


And as for the censorship. My school didn't use Huck in the curriculum, and it really is a damn shame. We're not going to prevent children from hearing the word by omitting or censoring a book. BET is just a button press away.

Treating the word like a bomb gives it as much power as a bomb.




posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 08:23 PM
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Originally posted by facelift

The controlled environment I was speaking of is Home...for those of us lucky enough to have one.


The classroom is a controlled environment as well and yes, you're correct--home would be the ideal environment in which to engage the issue. Many people don't have that option. I was merely expressing my opinion that, if one were to send their children into a "classroom" for their literary education, public schools (the ones most susceptible to the PC mentality) would be my last choice.

I should point out that private schools can indocrinate children just the same as government schools, and even moreso sometimes (and so can homeschooling parents). I just have a particularly strong distaste for censorship, and it seems to be ever more prevalent in the public sphere of what some may call "education". I was referring to "controlled environment" in a broader sense.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 09:23 AM
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A response like yours further suggests people much like yourself is what is the problem in this country. Anyone who, in their response address's ones avatar in their response only solidifies that they ( being you ) are unable to conjure up a constructive thought.

Go back to school, of preferably re-runs of sesame street and leave the grown up talk for us adults.

Simma down child~



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 09:26 AM
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AND the ignorant word is related to ignorant people so who would care to lose such words in their reading makes no sense. I guess it adds to the drama in the book to read the word smh. Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished -PAC-



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 09:32 AM
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I wonder if the newspeak sanitised version is going to replace the vile evil "n-word" whenever it's written with "oppressed African American" on the pages in the book. This is anti-white brainwashing, and a rewriting of history, and spit on to literary art.

Now, we all know there are popular black novels and books, what about ROOTS, by Alex Haley. Is all typings of the "n-word" in that book going to be sanitized as well?



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 09:34 AM
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Roots coulda stayed where it was it was a mental brainwashing show designed to lower somes confidence to feel this is all they deserve so they could edit roots down to a 2 minute commercial.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by Whereweheaded
reply to post by Sunsetspawn
 


A response like yours further suggests people much like yourself is what is the problem in this country. Anyone who, in their response address's ones avatar in their response only solidifies that they ( being you ) are unable to conjure up a constructive thought.

Go back to school, of preferably re-runs of sesame street and leave the grown up talk for us adults.

Simma down child~


Then you might want to address my question regarding your condemnation of 'professors' a few posts back.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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Would be glad to sir...

I have personal experience with college professor's. All whom, do not have a specific curriculum to follow in which to teach. Instead they are told to follow a set of guidelines. The problem is, is that guidelines allow for to much " interpretation " and lead these individuals to instruct, and poison young minds, with their biased opinions.

Instead of teaching of facts, they instead teach by emotion. And that is why the adult students are " dumbed " down. The facts of history, and every day life are being avoided.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by Whereweheaded
I have personal experience with college professor's. All whom, do not have a specific curriculum to follow in which to teach. Instead they are told to follow a set of guidelines. The problem is, is that guidelines allow for to much " interpretation " and lead these individuals to instruct, and poison young minds, with their biased opinions.

Instead of teaching of facts, they instead teach by emotion. And that is why the adult students are " dumbed " down. The facts of history, and every day life are being avoided.


Poor, poor America, then. Cuz I worked for a major university for over 25 years, took courses myself, and a lot of the Profs I saw day-to-day were American. They taught the building blocks and taught how think...not what to think. It's up to the student from there...

Are you saying we got all the good ones?



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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No, Im saying that most of the students lack the ability to interpret, and define their perceptions. They fell into this belief that, " oh he/she are professors, so what they teach must be correct". Taking the words of the professor as the " law ", all the while never fully understanding that it was their opinion, not based off of fact. Now let me be clear, there are some professors whom are legit. But a very small percentage.

And of course you would think they were correct, they pushed socialism as the only way of life, much like all liberal professors do. And since Canada is a socialist country, of course you would agree that those teachings were the " building blocks " of society?
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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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This book should not be edited! Ridiculous. Not only that it is a classic, but it is a work of Historical fiction. The book is not written for young children. It is written for pre-teen and older, plenty old enough to have learned these words and a beginning history of that era. Politically correct is not politically correct in this instance! And people that are worried their little Suzie or Johnny will have troubles after reading this book....you don't give your kids much credit or you are not training them right.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by DevilJin
Political correctness at the extreme. Where was the outcry when that pedophile published his child molestation book?


White people can be called all the names under the sun.

What ever, do you real fix things this way.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:30 AM
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The thread title says it all. I love that when it happens, especially during the daylight hours (impossible to read the black, spooky, conspiracy themed background).

One thing I wonder...will they edit the 'Black Pow Wow' collection of poetry as well? Or just edit all books?

In 'Days of the Comet', by H.G. Welles, there are some pretty choice declarations about, er, zionists.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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Originally posted by phatpackage
reply to post by NthOther
 

I don't think it should be banned because it is a great literary work & removing that unnecessary does not detract from the story at all! It is a word that does not need to be used in modern society. It's not about censorship it is about respect!



It's not a book about 'modern society'. It's now a period piece, and it should reflect the period it was written in. It's not like it was written by a 'modern' author. As a reflection of the time it was written, every word is essential... even those we don't like or use in our 'modern society'.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:40 AM
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Agreed, us white folks have been called all the names in the book. But poor lil ol black guy, one word and their wittle feelings are hurt?

LAME



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:47 AM
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Originally posted by Whereweheaded
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
 

No, Im saying that most of the students lack the ability to interpret, and define their perceptions. They fell into this belief that, " oh he/she are professors, so what they teach must be correct". Taking the words of the professor as the " law ", all the while never fully understanding that it was their opinion, not based off of fact.

The purpose of a university education is to learn critical thinking in general, both in breadth and as applied within one's chosen field of studies. In the vast majority of circumstances, as long as one can build a solid case, or prove or successfully argue a concept, then it's legit. That's how knowledge grows.



Now let me be clear, there are some professors whom are legit. But a very small percentage.

I'd reverse that to say that some very small percentage of faculty suffer from a rectal/cranial inversion, but at my institution, tenure and progress through the ranks is also dependent to some extent upon student assessment of their teaching skills


And of course you would think they were correct, they pushed socialism as the only way of life, much like all liberal professors do. And since Canada is a socialist country, of course you would agree that those teachings were the " building blocks " of society?

Speaking of rectally sourced, that's a canard on all counts.

Get out some, maybe come up here and audit some classes, because you are totally wrong.
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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:51 AM
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Proof? Have any?

Besides: we need to get back on topic. The literature in question is a simple piece of art. Its not designed to infuriate people. But to give a wholesome story. A story of the ages. And tampering with it is an injustice to the author.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by Whereweheaded
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Proof? Have any?

Besides: we need to get back on topic. The literature in question is a simple piece of art. Its not designed to infuriate people. But to give a wholesome story. A story of the ages. And tampering with it is an injustice to the author.


There, we agree. Censoring the n-word in Huck Finn is the equivalent of overpainting fig leaves on classical paintings of nudes.
Which just incidentally, is currently regarded as a travesty.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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Will "they" also be removing the "n-word" from Alex Haley's ROOTS book?
Those that think this is good, do you think classic films like Casablanca need to have the cigarettes digitally removed as well?



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 01:19 PM
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I think that we should go further.

Let's edit all religious texts. Let's make sure that these antiquated texts can't upset anyone over teaching about sex, sexual preferences, or especially who should be killed.

Let's all live in a make believe world where nothing bad ever happened and no one has ever said anything that could be considered offensive in any way.



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