Friday, January 21, 2011

Twain and Huck once more ....

... Would Mark Twain have removed n***** from Huck Finn? Hell, yes.

I don't know. Figuring out that the dead would do differently something they did when they were alive, if they were alive today, is a lot like predicting, which, as Niels Bohr said, is difficult, especially if you're talking about the future. I wonder: Has anybody interviewed any of the kids in danger of being exposed to this controversial work about this?

1 comment:

  1. I would be interested in hearing their reaction as well. I remember, in college, talking with a black photographer for the student newspaper, and he said that being black meant waking up angry every day.

    Part of the benefit of being part of the majority is that you're never faced with the consciousness of being in a minority, or being judged.