Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Fake Ass Versions

Cliff responds to the Huckleberry Finn revisions.

If your child asks you why they keep using the n-word then explain it to them. Stop trying to change how history happened or how real life works.


It is bad enough that every period movie set these days glosses over what really happened in this nation's past, not to mention the straight up rewriting of textbooks that we use to "teach" schoolchildren about the past (African American brigades fighting for Stonewall Jackson - really, Virginia?).

Maybe they didn't think to include the n-word on any standardized tests, and that's why it isn't considered important.

Let's be clear on one thing. This revision is not taking place for some "politically correct" reason, or because some African-American or Native-American was offended. This revision is happening so white people can continue to believe the illusion that nothing wrong ever happened in America's past, ever, especially not at the hands of white people.

Do not be fooled.

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2 comments:

DADvocate said...

My daughter read "Uncle Tom's Cabin" which contains an abundance n-words and other stuff in middle school. She had no trouble understanding the difference between than and now and why.

Like you, I prefer reality however ugly it may be.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

She had no trouble understanding the difference between than and now and why.

That apparently puts her in the 99th percentile of Americans, since so many of our fellow citizens seem to have so much trouble with that reality.