According to CNN.com: The effort is spearheaded by Twain expert Alan Gribben, who says his PC-ified version is not an attempt to neuter the classic but rather to update it. “Race matters in these books,” Gribben told PW. “It’s a matter of how you express that in the 21st century.”
Okay, first of all, what the hell kind of Twain expert would actually believe that censoring the author's work was the right thing to do?? The words that Twain used were selected ON PURPOSE and it was well written.
The novel takes place during SLAVERY. White people referred to slaves as niggers back then (and a whole bunch still do). Jim is a slave. Huck refers to him a nigga. AND??
What's the confusion here? Why are folks pussy-footing around reality?? Because parents and adults don't want to have honest conversations about this country's embarrassing history of race with children??
But you'll let them listen to hip-hop??
*sucks the back of teeth clean*