It's a continuing debate: should Huckleberry Finn be taught in the schools? Those against cite the prolific use of the "N" word. Those in favor cite the noble character of Huck's companion, Jim, an escaped slave. I think the book SHOULDN'T be taught, but SHOULD be available. Kids aren't great literary critics, and notice that nobody makes the same case about Twain's "Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Lots of racism there, with no nobility to balance it.