The N-word: Sanitizing 'Huck Finn' teaches the wrong lesson

Jan 8, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Oregonian

School boards in Oregon may be sorely tempted to buy a new edition of Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," which eliminates the racial slur known as the N-word to reduce the discomfort of young readers and their parents.

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Porch Watch

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you can take the monkey off the porch, but you can't take the porch out of the monkey - or something like that.
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Something stupid, you ignorant retrograde racist.

People like you are what keeps the world sucking.
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"newspeak - real-life examples of newspeak: Encyclopedia - Unperson

From George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four, "unperson" is the newspeak term for a person who has been not only killed by the state, but effectively erased from existence. Such a person would be written out of existing books, photographs, and articles so that no trace of their existence could be found in the historical record. The idea is that such a person would, according to the principles of doublethink, be forgotten comple ...

Read more here: Unperson: Encyclopedia - Unperson

newspeak - real-life examples of newspeak: Encyclopedia II - Newspeak - Real-life examples of Newspeak

A comparison to Newspeak may arguably be seen in political rhetoric, where two opposing sides string together phrases so empty of meaning that they may be compared to the taunts young children toss back and forth. The arguments of either side ultimately reduce to "I'm good; he's bad." Charges of Newspeak are sometimes advanced when a group tries to replace a word/phrase that is politically unsuitable (e.g. "civilian casualties") or offensive (e.g. "murder") with a politically correct or inoffensive one (e.g. "collateral damage")."

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Barros Serrano wrote:
Something stupid, you ignorant retrograde racist.
People like you are what keeps the world sucking.
Have you complained about the word negro on the 2010 census, homo?
Did you even know it's THERE?

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