Two New Jersey state lawmakers are pushing for a change to school curricula in the state, specifically requesting that districts stop teaching Mark Twain’s classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Democratic state Assembly members Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and Jamel Holley have introduced a nonbinding resolution encouraging schools to remove the 1884 book from their teaching plans, citing the “racist” themes in the novel. Huckleberry Finn has long been controversial due to its frequent use of the N-word, which appears in the book over 200 times.
The Hill, Mar. 21