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Essay Galaxy - Mark Twain and Racism Mark Twain and Racism

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is an excellent example of racism in literature, because it uses language describing African Americans which goes beyond satire. It treats them as objects and perpetuates stereotypes. It does not expose and deal with racism, as many advocates of its reading claim, but encourages an attitude of superiority that is unnecessary and intolerable. In order to rid ourselves from this racism, African American literature should be read more often in classrooms throughout the United States. Anything less will simply perpetuate racism. The American Heritage Dictionary defines racism as "the belief that some races are inherently better than others." Mark Twain holds this belief, and his writing illustrates it. The use of the word "nigger" does not merely serve as a point of satire. He is not....

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