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  •  ...We need a moratorium on Huck Finn. (2+ / 0-)
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    davechen, Batya the Toon

    Seriously - you're defending a modern-day, mis-fired and RACIST piece of anti-racism satire by comparing it with a book originally published in 1884 - a time when nice civilized newspapers used the N-word all the time? (The "vulgar term" one contemporary reviewer objected to in that book was "sweat" - Huck should have said "perspire" - the reviewer didn't have a problem with Huck's words for Jim.)

    Is it really that hard to acknowledge that maybe whites aren't the best judge of what's racist and what's not? That maybe satire can badly mis-fire if it's not being written by an insider?

    I thought Republicans were the ones who are Never Ever Wrong and Never Ever Apologize.

    Thank God, the Bob Fosse Kid is here! - Colin Mochrie

    by gardnerhill on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 01:09:36 PM PDT

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