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Stop the Censorship of Huck Finn ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !


Society & Culture  (tags: humans, freedoms, rights, books, censorship, protection )

Cher Away
- 1278 days ago - change.org
Let's tell NewSouth Books that students deserve better than a censored version of our nation's racial past, and that they should cancel the release of the censored Huck Finn.



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Cher Away Personal Msgs ONLY (1466)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 10:32 am


Thnx again Carole my friend!


 

Win S. (26)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 10:49 am
I signed. This is just wrong to try to change history, WRONG.
 

Just Carole (341)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 11:30 am

The thanks belong to you, dear Cher!

If we start allowing literature to be altered in order to be politically correct . . . what's next? If the school system feels certain language is age-inappropriate, then restrict it from being used in lesson plans for younger children. Believe me, though, most children have heard and/or used the "N" word even in elementary school. (And, if they have cable television, they've heard that and worse.)

After all, isn't it the job of English teachers to discuss and explain the reading materials? This is an excellent opportunity to teach respect for others, as well as historical language changes, in addition to examining the writing style of the author.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 12:26 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cher. The equivalent of leaving the Holocaust out of the history books...or saying it never happened.
 

Doug G. (25)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 12:34 pm
The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion. ~Henry Steele Commager
 

Animalwhisperer Caswell (152)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 12:34 pm
When will people realise that what is, simply cannot be changed by the want to do so!! Why would anyone think it should be?!!! Rosi Caswell Animal Whisperer, Animal/Human Therapist
 

Constance F. (436)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 12:46 pm
Noted. Signed. Read. History.Context. period
 

Erin R. (170)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 12:54 pm
Done! Thank you, Cher!
 

Natividad P. (104)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 2:19 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher
 

Marta B. (45)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 7:03 pm
Signed. Thanks
 

Susan S. (191)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 7:09 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Donna B. (39)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 7:21 pm
Signed.
 

Glenn Byrnes (194)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 7:27 pm
I realize the controversy. Huckleberry Finn may conatin the N word, but I haven't seen a single black complain about it yet. Besides, Mark Twain portrays Jim as the most noble character in the book.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 5:01 am
signed and noted
 

Arielle S. (315)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 6:50 am
Political correctness taken to the absurd - this is part of history - how dare we think we have a right to change a classic? Signed and noted.
 

Floodedarea Please Help (220)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 8:04 am
done!
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Rhonda Maness (602)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 4:45 pm
Signed
Thanks Cher
 

Michela m. (3802)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 7:23 pm
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela
 

Ira M. (211)
Monday January 17, 2011, 8:04 am
Signed and noted, thank you!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 7:16 pm
Censorship of books? What is this, Nazi Germany in WWII? Gladly signed and noted.
 

Sandy G. (35)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 10:19 pm
Gladly signed!! Twain's exact words need to be preserved and protected.
 
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