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Don’t mess with originals

8th January, 2011
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You can just about understand why they did it - but that doesn’t make it forgivable.

The decision to remove the word ‘nigger’ from a new edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was undertaken, according to its publishers, because some schools have banned the book from their curriculums, feeling that a book which employs the word ‘nigger’ 219 times in its narrative is too racially sensitive for young audiences....

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