Archive for March, 2011

Likely to Aggravate Race Prejudices?

March 10, 2011

“But when some months ago Huckleberry Finn was dropped from library lists by the New York board of education as likely to aggravate race prejudice, only two letters of protest appeared in the Times. The great hive of intellect which is New York buzzed on without notice. This was criminal negligence.” (Jacques Barzun, The House of Intellect, p. 212)