Controversy stirs after publishers announce removal of racial slur from Mark Twain classic
By KMOV Web Producer
(KMOV) -- The goal of stamping out the N-word from the Mark Twain's Classic Huckberry Finn was designed to make the book more likeable. Publishers thought that replacing the word with slave would make the book less controversial. However this plan has backfired .
Some say stripping the N-word from the book does a disservice to Twain's legacy. Other critics say removing the word glosses over blatant racism. Some go on to say that the painful word found 219 times from the beginning to the end could have been used as a teachable moment for students.
Despite various opinions it seems the attempt to end frustration has only stirred up new tensions.