Yes, I think the n-word should stay in all editions of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Erasing history only helps us to repeat it, and not facing uncomfortable feelings and conversations doesn't do anything to make anything better.
On the other hand, as a ninja, I know how hurtful it can be to hear someone use an n-word in a derogatory manner. And, I know how hurtful it is to have your particular n-word appropriated in the place of another hurtful n-Word. "Ninja, What?" "Where my ninjas at?" "What up, my ninja?" When will the pain cease?
When these kids realize that real ninjas bring real pain, that's when! Hye-yah!
Forgive me for my crass spin on "Ask a Ninja," but do give thanks to Ruben Bolling for offering some comics commentary on this latest flapdoodle and hoo-hah.
Labels: 2010, 2011, censorship, Huckleberry Finn, N-word, race, social issues