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The definition of banning a book goes like this its either to dangerous rude offensive and foul to be shared with the public We are here to discuss the matter of Huckleberry Finn and should it be banned from public schools The first amendment states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances 1Many people claim that the book is racist because of the word nigger which is used numerous times throughout the novel Some also claim that African Americans and other people are portrayed wrongly 2Columnist James J Kilpatrick wrote that Huck Finn is a fun book for white boys to read For black children I have come to realize it is a brutal slap in the face 3Many school districts have banned this book for the use of nigger 4Some people pretend that race no longer plays an important role in our country other people still believe that there are serious racial dilemmas in the United States 5The book most frequently banned in the United States is from Banned in the USA by Herbert N Foerstel Greenwood Press 1994 was Huckleberry Finn that placed 4th 6Since the late 1950s twains repeated use of the word nigger in the novel has inspired most attempts to ban it from school classrooms People for the American Ways September 1996 report Attacks on the Freedom to Learn lists Huckleberry Finn among the most frequently challenged books of 1995-1996 7Chris Frank Grade 7 says One of the great classics that I read was The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain 8A 6th Grader says A classic that I read this year was The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain I liked this book a lot 9Another 7th
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