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Essay Galaxy - Is Huckleberry Finn A Racist Book? Is Huckleberry Finn A Racist Book?

“Conservatives once criticized Huck for condemning racism; liberals now criticize it for being racist. They object to the language, racial slurs and the depiction of Jim. But once readers get beyond shocking language, a rewarding experience awaits. Huck taught right, in context of the time and balanced by perspectives from minority writers, can be a terrific way for African Americans, and others, to get in touch with their pasts and to prepare for the future. The story transcends race. Huck and Jim build a relationship on respect and loyalty. That’s a lesson far more valuable than any harm claimed by critics. Twain wrote the story because he was frustrated that although slavery was gone, racism wasn’t. Today, 110 years later, some of the same racial attitudes persist.” Levy, Doug. "Poor Huck; his critics just wont listen....

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