If you have ever been to Hannibal, Missouri these pictures would bring back some fond memories. However, if you have not been to Hannibal you should go before the PC Police require all this to be removed. The following article details the idiocy of the day in which we live.
“Friends’ Central School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recently banned Mark Twain’s famous novel— a centerpiece of the American literary tradition—for its use of the “N word.” In a letter to students explaining his decision to exclude the book from the 11th grade curriculum, principal Art Hall wrote that ‘we have all come to the conclusion that the community costs of reading this book in 11th grade outweigh the literary benefits.’”
“Hall’s decision proves unnecessary on many levels. Even if it were necessary to takeThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn off of the 11th grade reading list, the school need not have announced its removal.
As The New York Post’s David Marcus explained, the school could easily just explain that great works of literature are often switched out for others. ‘If asked why, they could have truthfully said that great, important books move on and off curricula all the time, for myriad reasons,’ Marcus wrote. Reading lists change all the time, and there are so many great works of literature for schools to choose from.
Instead of silently filing Huck Finn away, however, the school put the classic work under fire. As Marcus said, ‘they put it on a blacklist’ and ‘told their students—and, eventually, the media—that this is a dangerous book.’”
“As Marcus noted, ‘this isn’t the first time Huck Finn has been officially prohibited. In the 19th century it was widely banned for depicting a close friendship between people of different races.’ The racial reconciliation between Jim and Huck was viewed as dangerous—perhaps leading upstanding whites to see blacks as their equals. Heaven forbid we judge people by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin.
‘It’s quite an accomplishment for a book to get challenged both for being too racist and not racist enough,’ Marcus quipped. Book bannings make strange bedfellows.” https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2016/1/11/pc-police-side-with-white-racists-in-banning-huck-finn