This week, reports came out that a new publication of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer will be replacing the "n-word" with the word "slave" so as to not offend readers.
Making this change is controversial! Mark Twain wrote that:
"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter."Mark Twain did everything with precise intent... especially growing that mustache. It would be criminal to censor his mustache just because of envy. The revision offends the eyes: brace yourself!
|In the 1950s, all facial hair was censored from historical record|
Even Mark Twain's name was precisely chosen since he was born "Samuel Langhorne Clemens". His works are variably restricted in high schools where the "n-word" dominates the controversy. In the other high schools, students feign offense in order to excuse themselves from reading quizzes.