N.J. legislators call for removal of Twain’s ‘Huckleberry Finn’ from public schools

TRENTON, N.J. – The beloved Mark Twain novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered one of the most famous pieces of classic American literature.

Naturally, two New Jersey Democrats now want to see it banned from public schools.

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Why?

A resolution sponsored by Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and Assemblyman Jamel Holley, both Democrats, declares that “[t]he novel’s use of a racial slur and its depictions of racist attitudes can cause students to feel upset, marginalized or humiliated and can create an uncomfortable atmosphere in the classroom.”

Politico-New Jersey has the story (click here).

New Jersey Democrats have put a renewed focus on making your children’s school books “woke” in recent months, recently adopting a law to mandate the inclusion of LGBT history in public school curricula

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