The "N" Word and Huck Finn http://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2011/01/a-nation-of-cowards/68934/
by Kate Moos, executive producer
I haven’t seen anyone so far applaud the plan to remove the “n” word from Mark Twain’s Huck Finn. Ta-Nehisi Coates, in his blog at The Atlantic, gets to the point when addressing a commenter who writes:
"Erasing ‘nigger’ from Huckleberry Finn—or ignoring our failures—doesn’t change anything. It doesn’t provide racial enlightenment, or justice, and it won’t shield anyone from the legacy of slavery and racial discrimination. All it does is feed the American aversion to history and reflection."
I personally don’t use the “n” word, even as I quote it in a piece of writing by someone who has, in my opinion, the license to use it. I don’t have that license. Some people find me a little prissy in that regard, probably, but that’s how I feel about it.
How about you?