Racism In Huck Finn

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Racism is an idea that still remains in modern day society and was in the stand still that an idea can be in the 19th century. An example of racism affecting society on a large scale would be in the satirical novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, where a Caucasian boy is traveling with an African-American man. The story does not seem that wrong if this book were to be taken down, however, this story was written during the Civil War and talked about slavery. Even though, this novel illustrates how society treats slaves and the main character, Huck, sees the slave as more of a person, rather than property, throughout the novel. The scenario given is that a certain word is declared 200 times, on the other hand, thato word is the N-word. Proclaimed by white supremacists and African Americans, it is used by white supremacists as a harsh meaning towards African-Americans or slaves. This word portrays another meaning, as a friend, if used by African-Americans, however, this word makes many people feel uncomfortable as it relates to slavery and is not used in friendly atmospheres. Meanwhile, schools and districts plan to either ban the book completely or replace the N-word with slave, however, doing so would defeat the purpose of the book. Therefore, schools and districts alike should keep the book how it is, as a means of staying true to what modern society still remains to this day. Controversial books and topics make people become aware of what happens in society that

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