Huckleberry Finn Research Paper

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The constant use of the epithet “nigger” is what makes critics most outraged at Huckleberry Finn. In fact, multiple people have taken action and protested the use of this epithet because of its offensive and crude nature. According to Carey-Webb, In November 1991, “black student and parent concerns during the teaching of Huckleberry Finn led to a decision to immediately remove the text from classrooms…. Teachers were prohibited from further discussion of Huckleberry Finn or of reasons for its removal until “more sensitive” approaches were found”(Carey-Webb 23). To remove Huckleberry Finn from our literary canon would be to deny students a clear explanation of the struggles America went through and is still going through to overcome racism.

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