Contrary to what Professor Alan Gribben thinks, Americans understand that Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn over a hundred years ago when slavery was fresh in the nation's the mind and an entire race was beginning the long, arduous journey from slavery into freedom. It is fiction to think that we are not smart enough to know that the word “nigger” makes us uncomfortable. At the same time, it is fact that the word “nigger” is routinely used in African-American communities today.
Mark Twain's Tip o'the WeekCensorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it.
Wifely Person’s Tip o’the Week
If the kid is too young to understand the use of a word in context,
the kid is too young to read the book.