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Old 01-07-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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Dr. Laura got fired for saying the "N" word on air. Not calling someone or referring to someone as the "N" word, but referring to the word as just a word.
Wrong she did not get fired. She moved to satellite radio because she has more freedom of speech than on the federally controlled airwaves. Look it up. I get your point though.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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Wrong she did not get fired. She moved to satellite radio because she has more freedom of speech than on the federally controlled airwaves. Look it up. I get your point though.
I just can't reconcile the idea that students capable of reading this particular book can't grasp that it depicts a particular time/place in history. There isn't much 'outrage' about the use of this word in the music that seems to be popular with many.

but this has all been said over and over again and will continue to be said

I am not a fan of Dr. Laura--but she had a point.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I think it's ironic that the offensive word was replaced with "slave" considering Jim is trying to escape from slavery in the book!
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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To any of you that like to pinch pennies like I do you can go to a website that has MOST of the classic books from the past two hundred years or more available for downloading FREE of Charge. It is Gutenburg.com if I remember correctly. If the URL is not right just do a Google for Gutenburg Free books. I have all of Mark Twain's works on my computer. I do not know if you can download to new devices like Kindles etc. I am still getting used to these dad gummed computers and I am about twenty years behind the curve.
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**Readers Note: I checked Gutenburg.com out after I posted this originally. The site that comes up now is not the same website I downloaded my books from two years ago. This new website is not bad but I don't think it is the one ran by the Gutenburg Society. I am too pooped to research it right now but I will try to get current information up here tomorrow unless someone else does it before I do.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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this whole thing just annoys me. Twain must be rolling in his grave. I'm curious as to who was offended by this since all of the blacks I asked also disagreed w/ censoring it, basically paraphrasing what citizenkane said above. if it was censored for the precious children of this generation, then, IMHO, we've done them a huge disservice altering such a classic piece of literature and not allowing them to discuss the language used in the book in an educational setting.

here's hoping this new, censored edition completely flops
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