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Hentoff arguing that the teachings and readings of the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin to young readers as of thirteen is actually wrong of him The majority of eighth graders should know several difficult strategies and know that some strategies are of higher learning Agreeing with Hentoff that advanced students of a young age could promote better critical thinking skills Higher grades would understand and grab on to the idea that back in history racial slurs existed and wasnt wrong like in todays world Hentoff visits a public middle school in Brooklyn New York and had a talk with a group of African American students that were reading the novel and they all discussed the history of racism Hentoff not knowing the intelligence of these eight graders a comment surprised him A student says Do you think were so dumb that we dont know the difference between a racist book and anti-racist book right there shows you that African American teenagers dont mind the n word used in books that educates them Young minds that are mature enough to understand the ironic satire of Mark Twains book should be able to read them and understand the meaning of the controversy going around Russell Baker states a point about that book that all other criminals in it are all white and the only good character is a Negro Jim being the only African American in the novel he is referred to as thee nigger Hentoff quotes Mr Baker because its a different viewpoint towards the dispute about The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin Meyers the executive director of New York Civil Rights Coalition is interested in whether or not there is a NAACP policy that provides the book banning or censorship bond Hentoff mentions that Meyerss on the side of teaching young readers the novel he writes to Julian Bond the president chairman of the NAACPs national board of directors and asks what are you doing-or
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