Take a hike, Huck

The Mark Twain classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is no longer permitted reading for students in Accomack County, Virginia.  Huck’s been told to take a hike along with another American classic – To Kill a Mockingbird.  This is hardly an isolated incident, as Huck Finn has a long history of being banned from both public and private schools as well as public libraries.  CBS News reports that one Virginia mother issued the following complaint: There’s so much racial slurs and defensive wording in there that you can’t get past that,” the mother said during last month’s school board meeting. “Right now, we are a nation divided as it is.” While the books haven’t yet officially been banned, Huck and Mockingbird are currently serving a suspended sentence: WTVR reported that now a “review committee consisting of the principal, the library media specialist, the classroom teacher (if involved), a...(Read Full Post)