Artwork Of The Day: 212 Slaves

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, has been the source of much controversy over the years due to the frequent use of the ¬†“N word”and other racial slurs. In this piece, An artist called¬†Someguy has blacked out the entire text of the book, except for the 212 instances of the word.

This piece brings to light many interesting points in the debate of censorship and hate speech. It was announced in the begining of 2011 that one book publisher with rights to ‘Huckleberry Finn’ will re-release the book with all instances of the word replaced by the “slave” instead. What do you think about this situation? Should this hateful word be stricken from the pages of all books or should we not censor the works of authors and writers?

 

 

 

 

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