"No one is really sure. It may slip back into minstrelsy. I don't know," he said, referring to the offensive shows that offered ethnic stereotypes in blackface.
Mark Twain remains censored, and uncensored
"`Huckleberry Finn' and the use of `nigger' is the ultimate teachable moment in American literature," Powers says. "It cries out for conversation between teachers and students. It cries out for context."