Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Editing literature

The poll on today's local news website:  Should classic literature be edited before allowing students to read it?  The specific reference was to taking the "n" word out of Mark Twain. 

I can (and do) choose to edit the books my own children read; however, let's not have the "powers that be" arbitrarily trying to rewrite classic literature's version history.  It waters down our perspective of the times.

1 comment:

  1. I have to wonder if the people suggesting this have ever read the book!! It totally emasculates the message to remove the "n-word."