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Sun May 26, 2019, 11:20 AM

Books to Be Banned: Huck Finn, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Br'er Rabbit Collection: 70% Dems Support



Huckleberry Finn: The NAACP ... lodged the first major complaint about the novel’s using the racial slur “nig***” over and over and over — more than 200 times throughout. The most recent and most sustained argument against Mark Twain is, “how can a white man write about racism? He has no right to write about something that did not affect him.”

Uncle Tom's Cabin: those on the left protest the use of the word “nigger”, as well as stereotyping the language and attitudes of blacks. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was classified as “forbidden” in a Waukegan, Illinois

Brer Rabbit (Song of the South): Is 'Song of the South' unavailable on video in America because of NAACP threats? SNOPES: TRUE. ....a Southern Black dialect.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/banned-adventures-huckleberry-finn/



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Reply Books to Be Banned: Huck Finn, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Br'er Rabbit Collection: 70% Dems Support (Original post)
Social_Justice May 2019 OP
Gunslinger201 May 2019 #1
Butchie_T May 2019 #2
Social_Justice May 2019 #10
KittyCatIdiots May 2019 #3
Steelydamned May 2019 #4
oflguy May 2019 #5
Social_Justice May 2019 #8
rampartb May 2019 #9
rampartb May 2019 #6
Squeek May 2019 #12
rampartb May 2019 #13
oflguy May 2019 #15
Da Mannn May 2019 #7
Social_Justice May 2019 #11
batcat May 2019 #14
DavesNotHere May 2019 #16
Social_Justice May 2019 #17

Response to Social_Justice (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 11:24 AM

1. What they don't want Banned they want to be Mandatory


*Sigh*

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Response to Social_Justice (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 11:54 AM

2. Fahrenheit 451, welcome to the democrat party

Idiots all.

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Response to Butchie_T (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:23 PM

10. truth to fire...Facebook, Youtube, Tweeter. Universities, Local Libraries, Small Minded Millennials

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Response to Social_Justice (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:01 PM

4. I suspect....

....the people pushing this have never actually read these books beyond certain passages; or they wouldn't want to ban them.

Uncle Tom was the hero of the goddamn story!

History: those seeking to bury it, are rarely at all familiar with it.

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Response to Social_Justice (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:17 PM

5. Br'er Rabbit stories were handed down by generations of African slaves in Louisiana

Alcée Fortier, who later became Professor of Romance Languages and folklore at Tulane University, and considered one of the most noted Louisiana historians, was said to have collected Louisiana Creole versions of the West African Br'er Rabbit stories at Laura Plantation in Vacherie, La. in the 1870s. His documentation of those stories, which originated in Africa, has preserved a culture of entertainment told by many a slave mother and father to their children and retold by those children in turn to theirs.

I bet the geniuses at the NAACP don't know this.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:16 PM

9. guess i answered before reading your reply. see below.

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Response to Social_Justice (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:14 PM

6. i like the old uncle remus stories and uncle tom is important in american hustory

huckleberry finn might not be the "great american novel" but it is certainly in the top 5 0r 10 contenders and belongs in everyone's reading experience.

i don't really know anyone who wants to ban books or movies. some of them might be too mature for children, and huck finn was much more enjoyable when i reread it as an adult.

joel chandler harris gets credits for the uncle remus stories, but they are much older. i have read tar baby and briar patch in creole dialect (jude ramagosa) and in french (alcee fortier) as well. there isn't much doubt that disney was playing to "jim crow" (the amos and andy/ steppin fetchit era). maybe "they" are concerned that a knowledge of that era would stir revolutionary inclinations in the underclass?

i would join you in opposing the banning of any book or film.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:41 PM

12. "i would join you in opposing the banning of any book or film. "

I would too. Books are more precious than gold (to me).

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Response to Squeek (Reply #12)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:11 PM

13. +1

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Response to rampartb (Reply #6)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:23 AM

15. I must confess I don't know anything about the Br'er Rabbit stories beyond Disney

But I have been to Laura Plantation in Vacherie a few times and am a big student of old Louisiana families, as you well know. Alcee Fortier was a big proponent of preserving the French language in Louisiana and one of Louisiana's most respected historians. His first-hand accounts from former slaves of the old Br'er Rabbit stories, which originated in Africa, were obviously an entertaining way to impart wisdom to young black children by their parents as there was always a moral to the story about the trickster, Br'er Rabit, who was always the victim of his own plots.

For dummies in the NAACP, who probably know nothing about the origin of the Br'er Rabbit stories, nor their function in black culture, to randomly try to ban literature because of their ignorance, displays more proof that these people are not advocates of the black race and culture, but just egotists tooting their own horn.


It is like the bruh-ha-ha over statues of people these yo-yos don't even know anything about. It just makes them feel important to have them torn down. Never mind who they were and what they did. Never mind that some of them, like Robert E. Lee, were not only advocates of emancipation of blacks both before and after the war, but big advocates of giving blacks the right to vote, in contrast with many northerners who opposed both.

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Response to Social_Justice (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:15 PM

7. Lefty prefers censorship to free speech or free press.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #7)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:27 PM

11. School Districts are Still Pulling To Kill a Mockingbird and Huckleberry Finn From Libraries

one parent objected to both books' combined 250 uses of a racial slur

(as the booming RAP MUSIC used that same term as it bounced down the road)

https://reason.com/2016/12/02/huck-finn-mockingbird-pulled-schools/



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Response to Social_Justice (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:07 PM

14. The Democrats are hoping to do away with many of the freedoms we enjoy. ...

If they have a chance many would turn this nation into a secular dictatorship run by a ruler who would put everybody who disagreed with him/her into re-educational camps. If they ever fully accomplished their goals we will find ourselves under the iron thumb of a very few extremely powerful and obscenely rich people.

In order to accomplish this plan they of course have to disarm the citizens in our nation. Until they fully accomplish this their idea of setting up a repressive society where the “well educated elites” rule the dumb and stinky Walmart people will remain just a pipe dream.

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Response to Social_Justice (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:05 PM

16. Are they looking to ban Roots by Alex Haley?

It contains far more mentions of that word than Huckleberry Finn.

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #16)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:19 PM

17. Hmmm. I watched the TV showing back in the day...

I wonder what term they used on TV?

Good point.

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