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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a book that should be read by todays youth isnt being read Many pre-schools middle schools and even high schools deem the book unreadable for our youth It would seem that the books overall content and what it supposedly teaches is under fire by many people In a NewsHour interview Shelley Fishkin an noted author of a book that was against Mark Twain spoke out against Twains book She explained that the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a Trojan Horse in the schools She compared the Trojan Horse to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because she thought that it touched on the very sensitive issues in society today and once the book was in public schools she thought that teachers would treat it like any other book Because the teachers thought the book was harmless to the students it would explode like a grenade because of all the combustible issues in the book according to her logic Combustible issues such as the word nigger are often used in a derogatory sense in the book to add to the flame that would eventually cause its censorship Chester B Stevens vice-president of the African American Parent CoalitionAAPC described that his use of the word Nigger was like the sound of the rifle fire that blew through Dr Kings face Although that might be a bit melodramatic many black people feel that same way or similar to it This is a book that was from the civil war time period Blacks were usually slaves and lower people by many peoples standards back then It should be understandable that African men or women have so much discrimination against them in his book but not going as far as to consider blacks as objects You might even consider Twain to be more sympathetic towards black people than most people during that time There are also other objectionable actions that take place which are
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