ok, this sucks. this sucks hard.
Twain wrote in the vernacular. to substitute the word ‘nigger’ for the word ‘slave’ in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is whitewashing (heh) and ridifuckinglicious.
if schools are not capable/willing to teach Huckleberry Finn in the context of its time and place, it shouldn’t be taught at all. a sad commentary on the state of teaching/education in this country.