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GUEST,Neil D BS: Political Correctness goes too far (197* d) RE: BS: Political Correctness goes too far 06 Jan 11

"(BTW, are they changing Injun Joe to "Native-American Joe" or "First-Nations Joe" in Tom Sawyer?)"

Actually, I heard that he had removed the word "Injun" but I don't know what he replaced it with.

'The best part of the whole book is where Huck says that Aunt Polly never did anything bad to him ever, "and here I am stealing her nigger." The whole upside-downness of what is right and wrong in that society (and in ours) is right there in just a few words.'

You make a good point but the pedant in me has to point out that Jim belonged to the Widder Douglas, not to Tom's Aunt Polly.

I've seen several movie versions of Huckleberry Finn and none of them use the word. At the same time, none of them adequately portray Huck's inner turmoil, and ultimate decision, which is at the soul of the book.

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