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Huckleberry Finn and Why Post-Racialists Get The Race Thing Wrong Again

Jose Vilson Jose 11 Comments

“They’re doing that thing again,” racially underrepresented people in this country must have whispered to themselves (and tweeted). When news broke out that the more than 200 instances of the word “nigger” would be substituted by the word “slave” in Huckleberry Finn, most of us said, “Of the 100 things on our list that need improvement in this country for racial relations, you chose THAT?!” Erasing the n-word from one …