Re: RARA-AVIS: Throwing some gas(?) on a dying flame

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 26 Mar 2005

Frederick Zackel wrote:

> Now that we got "fuck" out of our system, I'm curious what youse guys make
> of Mark Twain using the word "nigger" 282 times in Huck Finn.

Or we could marry the two questions and ask why Chester Himes could get away using "nigger" over and over again in 1959's THE REAL COOL KILLERS, but had to substitute "raper" for "fucker" when having his African American characters speak to each other, thus having the unlikely words
"mother-raper" appear over and over again in their Harlem vernacular.

Brian Thornton

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