Tuesday, July 01, 2003


A family in Michigan has filed a formal complaint against a high school teacher for reading a racial slur from the text of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, reports the Detroit Free Press. William Robinson, 18, claims a teacher at Cousino High School in Warren used the word when reading from the book and during later discussions about it. He said he was offended. Robinson's mother, Theda Harris, said the family plans to file a lawsuit against the district. A spokesman for the district pointed out that the slur is in the book.

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