A very interesting story coming across the desks of MSNBC. A censored version of the book "Huckleberry Finn" from Mark Twain is about to hit shelves in about a month. This classic has been banned from school libraries for its use of the N-Word. This new version of the book will take out the N-Word and replace it with the word "slave", hopefully making the book more friendly for school shelves. The question: Do you think it's necessary? I'm probably going to shock a few people with my answer, but I personally don't think the book should be changed, and the fact that the book is still censored from high school libraries is a bad thing. We can't act as if children are not exposed to this word in the real world. In many ways, the classroom (along with a responsible teacher) can provide an ideal stage to discuss with children the origin of the word, explain the context used by the author, look back at the way certain controversial words were handled in society and the past and explain why many people consider the word to be not the most ideal way to express oneself in the modern day. Besides, when the book was first published schools banned it because they hated the fact that Mark Twain portrayed the slave as being too human. Kinda ironic that it's still banned now for a completely different reason. Your thoughts.