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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn & Tom Sawyer Republished With Two Racial Slurs Removed

In February, NewSouth Books and Mark Twain scholar Alan Gribben will publish Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in a single volume, removing the  “n” word and the word “injun” from the text. The word “slave” will replace the “n” word.

Gribben told Publisher’s Weekly: “This is not an effort to render Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn colorblind … Race matters in these books. It’s a matter of how you express that in the 21st century.’” Gribben explained that this politically-correct volume can reach classrooms that previously objected to the racial slurs.

What do you think? The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal have already published essays objecting to the sanitized version.  (Via CNN)

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