I had a recent conversation with my mom about Mark Twain, and I found out I really like him!
He was a rebel in the writing world, writing about black people and calling them the ‘n’ word.
But that was the way it was in those times. You weren’t called an African-American . You were a Negro or a n****r. Now the public schools are trying to take those words out of his books. They may even pull them from the libraries at the schools.
WHY? Kids who read need to know that information. The United States of America has always been a racist country
Please don’t tell me that I shouldn’t speak about this because I am white, which I am not. I am part Brazilian, my maternal great grand father’s skin was black.
So please leave history ALONE. I bet Mark Twain would be furious if he saw these people trying to re-edit his work. I know I would be mad.