The Controversy and the Challenge Resources on this Site: The Struggle for Tolerance by Peaches Henry.
Pro For years there has been controversy as to whether or not The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be allowed in class rooms.
Huck Finn, as well as the author, Mark Twain, has been called racist. The reason being; the word nigger and other words mocking black people was used excessively.
Others say it is anti-educational because of the way the book is written. This simply is not the case. Although there are partial racial issues, I think it is an important part in our education system and should indeed be allowed in schools because it is historically correct, which is very important.
Report this Argument Con you have made a few good points, but Mark Twain was racist and it might affend a few people. The reason being; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn does mention slavery.
And has some offensive dialogue directed towards black people. In some editions of the book the word nigger is changed to the word slave. This, however, is absolutely idiotic and completely incorrect, and more insulting to blacks.
In the time period Huck Finn is based in, nigger is how one would address a black person. People often mistake historically correct with racist.
It is, sadly, historically correct. Black people were looked down upon, and abused mentally and physically.
Slavery is sadly a huge part of American history. One cannot change this or could have prevented this in any way. However, one can learn from their mistakes and move on just like Huck did.
The bottom line is Americans need to get over themselves and realize that this is the past. People need to accept it, and move on.
Mark Twain is not racist for writing such a wonderful historically correct book, is he not? Report this Argument Con When i read this book i was about eight and i thought it would be a good idea to share a chapter of the book with the class, so i started reading and a few paragraphs in i said nigger and the teacher yelled at me and sent me to the office.
So what happens soon enough they start to say nigger as if they were sayin please. Report this Argument Pro Should we ban younger students from reading it?
However, if your children are swearing whose fault is that? Certainly not a books fault. The parents should be teaching their kids not to swear. Teachers and parents may find Huck to be a bad example to their children.This story was first published March 20, It was updated on June 12, From the moment it was published in , Mark Twain's "Adventures of .
The restrictions on student speech lasted into the 20th century. In , for example, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that school officials could suspend two students for writing a poem ridiculing their teachers that was published in a local newspaper.
A private high school's decision to pull Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from an 11th grade American literature curriculum has generated national headlines, proving that the classic novel can still generate considerable controversy. In this lesson, you'll learn about education as it is portrayed in ''Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.'' You'll also get to see different emphases that characters placed on . Mark Twain defined a classic as "a book which people praise and don't read." And for years, the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" has fit that category, removed from school reading lists across the.
1 The Wisconsin court reasoned, “such power is essential to the preservation of order, decency, decorum, and good government in the public. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should only be included in a grade nine through twelve English Language Arts curriculum.
Due to the presence of many groundbreaking themes that have become essential to American literature, this novel is an important piece of the young American’s repertoire of literature.
In this lesson, you'll learn about education as it is portrayed in ''Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.'' You'll also get to see different emphases that characters placed on .
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A suburban Philadelphia Quaker school has removed 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' from the 11th grade curriculum because it .