I’ve been listening to the audiobook version of To Kill a Mockingbird. Great book. Similar to Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the N word is pretty prevalent in the text. So, my question is: what’s stopping guys like Alan Gribben (English professor at Auburn University in Alabama, rewriter of American literature, champion of political correctness?) from whitewashing Harper Lee’s classic too? I think a very dangerous precedent has been set here.
It’s a slippery slope, people.