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Old 09-21-2017, 07:01 PM
TLLK TLLK is offline
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TLLK - do you mean if people are reading Huckleberry Finn aloud in class or something? I would guess that in that environment it would open up a dialogue.
Yes that is exactly the context that I was envisioning, but to be honest I have not seen an original version used in a classroom for decades. I did witness a furious debate at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in a sophomore English class back in the early 1980's. The majority of the students (who were African American) did take exception to the use of the word in the novel. During the discussion their instructor who was also the head football coach, did point out that he heard his AA players using the word on a daily basis and that they even tolerated its use by their white, Asian, and Hispanic teammates. (They all used it to describe themselves as a team.)
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