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Re: NAACP seeks ban on Huck Finn classic
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: NAACP seeks ban on Huck Finn classic
- From: Derek Lyons <elde@HURRICANE.NET>
- Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 11:06:34 -0500
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- Message-Id: <199802041606.IAA10060@lindy.stanford.edu>
- Sender: "Book_Arts-L: The list for all the book arts!" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
At 10:25 AM 2/4/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I don't like anything that smacks of censorship any more than anyone else,
>but let's at least keep in mind that this is not an outright ban on Huck,
>but a push to get it taken off the <mandatory> reading list. There is not a
>movement to remove it from library shelves.
>From one to the next is but a simple step.
And removing it from the *mandatory* list makes it easier for blacks to
ignore their heritage as *AMERICANS* and easier to believe the stark
black-and-white toro poop of the revisionists.
The good must be acknowledged with the bad.