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  • http://bethsbookworld.blogspot.com/ Rosanne

    I blogged about this same subject a few months ago too:

    http://bethsbookworld.blogspot.com/2011/01/adventures-of-huckleberry-f.html

    I tackled a few different subjects, including the censorship aspect and questioned how difficult a decision it would be for the teacher or administrator to decide which version to use in school. The articles I found did make the argument about making the book more accessible to readers, but I didn’t think about the perspective of an American black man who would find it offensive.

    It is only one edition though and everyone isn’t out to change all the versions.

    It’s a very troubling situation indeed but I have problems with Boyce Watkins’ choice of words on “pure censorship”

    Censorship is censorship no matter how small.

    Have a good read,

    Rosie