Politically Correct School Bans Huckleberry Finn – the Mark Twain Classic That Critiqued Slavery – For Use of the “N” Word
WOW. Just when you began to wonder how the politically correct agenda could get any more pathetic than calling Star Wars racist because Darth Vader is black, its purveyors go and aspire.
That’s right. History is being rewritten left and right to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings in this country.
Now a school in Philadelphia recently announced that it was removing Huckleberry Finn, the Mark Twain novel written in 1885 that ranks as one of the all-time great American novels ever, from its classroom curriculum…
Because the book dares, in its historical accuracy, to include use of the “N” word.
Of course, the book is poignantly ahead of its time in its critique of slavery, and depicts a boy who befriends a slave and goes through many difficulties to help him reach freedom…
But the truth stopped mattering a long time ago in politically correct America.
As the NY Post reported, “The Politically Correct Crowd Just Got a Great American Novel Banned“:
A suburban Philadelphia school expelled “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from its curriculum over the book’s overuse of the N-word.
The Friends’ Central School removed the Mark Twain classic from the 11th-grade American literature class last week after students said it made them feel uncomfortable, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
“We have all come to the conclusion that the community costs of reading this book in 11th grade outweigh the literary benefits,” principal Art Hall said in a letter to parents.
Hall said students were challenged by the use of the racial slur, and felt the school was not being inclusive enough…
Yes. Because not being “inclusive” by “challenging” students with reality is bad. Because we mustn’t hurt anyone’s feelings ever, all students must have a censored version of history spoonfed to them.
Deborah Caldwell-Stone, deputy director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, blasted the school’s action as an act of censorship.
“We would still see this as a kind of censorship because there is something to be learned from this work,” she told the Inquirer.
But the principal insisted it isn’t censorship.
Yes, it is, by definition, censorship. The fact that the principal doesn’t know what censorship is even while he is censoring something, well, that’s alarming in and of itself. But, really, this goes beyond mere censorship.
This is a politically correct agenda infecting our nation’s youth like a cancer with the ultimate goal of dumbing down future American adults into spineless, mindless drones without any critical thinking skills, strong convictions, or interest in standing up for their rights whatsoever.
The irony with banning this particular book for this reason is so thick, its painful. As commenter “Walter” pointed out:
A young white boy decides he’d rather go to hell than turn his black, runaway slave friend in. Let’s ban it because one of its words causes discomfort in some students and administrators. Twain would love the irony and cynically expect the idiocy. The book is the most powerful indictment of white racists ever written. It’s a shame some people never learn how to read, teach, or appreciate great literature.
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Source: The Daily Sheeple