How Does Twain Present Racism In Huckleberry Finn

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Despite the "advancing" in culture, science and technology, racism, nationalism, and colonialism stand for the death of over 62 million people in the past century. The book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain portrays Racism precisely. The chilling truth unleashed in Huckleberry Finn remains an altercation throughout the United States. Racism remains a controversy across the United States because although everyone has equal rights interracial conflicts exist today on a subtle level compared to the segregated past. In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain uses racism, slavery, and morality to illustrate an authentic perspective of history and the encounters of Jim, the African American slave, because he portrays the reality of the south. Racism originated early in the 1600s when the first…show more content…
Studies have shown that “If blacks and whites are together and a white person uses the word, many blacks are ready to fight” (Straight Talk about the N-Word). The world tormented generations of African Americans as an ultimate insult. Yet over time, it has become a popular term, among many people today both black and white, the n-word can mean friend. In Huckleberry Finn the white people never refer to the blacks as friends, more of a derogatory way of giving descriptions in this quote, “Well, there’s five niggers run off tonight up yonder, above the head of the bend” (Twain 93). Throughout the years, the n-word evolved from “negro” to “nigger” and to the modern day “nigga.” “Much of the commercial hip-hop culture by black males uses the n-word as a staple“(Straight Talk about the N-Word). White teenagers, statistically the largest consumers of hip-hop, then feel more obligated to use the word among friends making black males feel uncomfortable and angry. African Americans feel discriminated by words and in day-to-day tasks like working, shopping, and by the police
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