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Lakeville Parent Wants "Huck Finn" Banned
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According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Lakeville School District is considering dropping the Mark Twain classic "Huck Finn" because a parent was unhappy with the racial language in the book and the classroom discussions following it made their daughter "uncomfortable".

How pathetic that cowardly school administrators want to ban one of the most important books in the history of American literature because a parent is too ignorant to realize its historical authenticity, and too unfamiliar with American history to realize what revolutionary ideas in race relations the author wove into its simple story.

Considering the anything goes nature of today's musical lyrics, videos, and other media presentations, it's incredibly ironic that the only thing our school administrators have the nerve to attack is a dead author. Don't hold your breath waiting for them to ban notorious pornographer/rapper/drug user/gangster/woman hating Snoop Dogg from campus anytime soon, who, incidentally, is pretty fond of the "N" word himself.

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MindWorks recently took up the discussion of banning books from school libraries and allowed children to respond.
Some of the answers seemed almost parroted from parents while others seemed very carefully thought out.

I'm still amazed at how much parents want to shield their children from the harsh reality of life via books, and yet will allow them to watch television or access the internet unsupervised. I even recall a discussion on this forum about parents wanting to ban the Harry Potter books because of their discussion of magic which some folks feel is satanic.

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