Reading Twain Aloud Gets You Fired, but Loving Hitler Gets You a CNN Job – The New American

It’s right up there, or down there, with how a British politician got charged with “hate speech” for reading an excerpt from a Winston Churchill book:A professor at St. John’s University in New York City was recently fired — after a complaint from just one student — for reading a Mark Twain book that lampoons racism.What was the problem?The work, Pudd’nhead Wilson, includes the N-word, as part of an authentic relation of the language and dialects of the time and place in which the story is set.Meanwhile, many secondary schools now expose students to intellectually degraded books containing lewd sexuality and vulgarity. Moreover, CNN retains a contributor who openly admires history’s most notorious racist: Adolf Hitler.

Source: Reading Twain Aloud Gets You Fired, but Loving Hitler Gets You a CNN Job – The New American

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