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Sender: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 11:27:12 -0400
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Why such cruel and mean-spirited attacks--eloquent or not.  Why sling
names around like "racist" so casually without really knowing the person
to whom you refer.  I do not think words can be "racist" in their
essence and core--only in the intent of their speakers.  The speaker,
then, may like Huck Finn have a good heart; though others may be judging
on how they want to hear or understand his language--as Huck's novel
keeps being mis-heard and misunderstood at times.