Wednesday, April 13, 2011

But encouraging news on censorship

The top ten books most challenged in American libraries is the troubling story in my previous post, but here's good news to counter it:

Only 13$ of Americans in a new poll have said they supported a bowdlerised version of Huckleberry Finn in which Twain's use of "nigger" is replaced by "slave" and "injun" is also expunged.

It baffles me how people can accuse Huck Finn of being racist. Presumably the claim is being made by people who haven't actually read it, but just know that the "n" word is used and immediately jump to conclusions.

But 87% have rejected this ridiculous pandering to witless criticism.

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