Thursday, April 28, 2011

Yet Another Reason Obama's Gotta Go

In 2009 a Washington state high school teacher called for the removal of the novel from a school curriculum. The teacher, John Foley, called for replacing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with a more modern novel. In an opinion column that Foley wrote in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, he states that all "novels that use the 'N-word' repeatedly need to go." He states that teaching the novel is not only unnecessary, but difficult due to the offensive language within the novel with many students becoming uncomfortable at "just hear[ing] the N-word." He views this change as "common sense," with Obama's election into office as a sign that Americans "are ready for a change," and that by removing these books from the reading lists, they would be following this change.

If you have to choose between Huckleberry Finn and Obama, is that even a question? I mean, it's a no-brainer (as in, if you choose Obama, you've got no brain).

If many students become uncomfortable at just hearing the word nigger, they've got an awfully bad teacher. Making kids believe that there are evil words teaches them nothing about rights or about the fact that people have equal rights irrespective of their looks.

It only teaches kids that there are words they must not use, or even just think of, and that those happen to be the words that the black person that occupies the White House probably doesn't like. Big Barrack is watching you.

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