A censored copy of Huckleberry Finn that replaces the N-word with "slave" is getting a lot of attention in the education community and beyond. The Huffington Post editorial (which mentions TeachHUB - woo woo) is one of several outcries against this level of censorship. Writer Hetert-Qebu Walters argues that completing ignoring this word's presence in the book and in history eliminates a teachable moment in classrooms: Walters writes: " The big deal is that even though many teachers use the word slave in class, the novel still used the offensive term. Confronting that word is important. That confrontation was difficult for me as a young black girl, but the book was set during difficult times and I understood that even more as I read the book because my teacher was there to help me." What do you think? Are you for or against this PC rewrite of classic literature? "
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