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Roger Ebert Has Strong Feelings on Huck Finn Controversy

The decision to omit racially sensitive words from a new edition of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has sparked controversy, and film critic Roger Ebert isn't backing away from the fight. Referring to the edition's most talked-about language substitution, he tweeted today, "I'd rather be called a Nigger than a Slave." Ebert's word usage will no doubt provoke a debate of its own, though whether you find it to be more controversial than his three-star review of Gulliver's Travels is wholly up to you.

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