Whitewashing history does a disservice to both the present and the past.
Our predecessors owned slaves, beat their wives and legally prevented them from voting or owning property, fought duels, killed widows and the mentally ill as witches, gave blankets to Indians infected with polio, sterilized minorities and poor people and lots of things that are very unsavory today. Hundreds of years from now our descendants will look at some things we do today as barbaric. They like us should understand that everything occurs within context.
Mark Twain's treatment of race and race relations was very progressive and sophisticated for its day. We would be far better off learning from his views than changing them.
I think it's wrong. Nobody should have the authority to take a classic piece of literature and change it to suit their tastes - it goes against the authors fundamental freedoms, specifically, his freedom of speech. I think political correctness had gone too far and should focus on maintaining "what is", rather than changing "what was".
it's like putting a fig lief on "The David" and pretending that he doesn't have a pen!s. the wording helps depict the setting. if you change the wording, you change the meaning.
“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” Mark Twain.
"Elf and Safety" gone too far this time, im actually surprised that there hasn't been more of an outcry, like can you imagine what people would do if they tried to change and Austen, Bronte or Shakespeare???
I think people are taking everything to extreme and wish the world would chill out, live a little, and not try to regulate every F-ing thing I do.
Amen brother people need to pull their heads out of their asses, most things are taken waaaay too overboard these days.
that book is like history its a classic so it should be left alone