The problem with America today is that there is too m...
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... past racism. Students would not get the truth which no matter how hard it may be to teach, no matter how hard it may be to hear, it is always better than sugar coating the past.
“Moor” in Othello and “Nigger” in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are two different books that have similar controversies. They both show how one character, who is different from all the others because of his skin color can change the surrounding characters for good or bad. They both show how readers can criticize works of art because they disagree with the artists’ choices. Othello shows how the connotation of a word can change from the time the piece was written to the time that it is read, today. And The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn shows everyone that sugar coating and censoring the past is wrong and that telling the truth, no matter how hard it may be, is always the right choice.
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