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Teacher's aide allegedly fired for calling 'Huck Finn' racist

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Teacher's aide allegedly fired for calling 'Huck Finn' racist

Even though it’s been in print over 100 years, Mark Twain’s classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, still manages to provoke controversy because of its liberal use of the n-word. Allegedly a teacher’s aide in Iowa has been fired for calling the book racist. The Huffington Post reports:

Naiya Galloway, a 31-year-old former teacher’s aide at Hillcrest Family Services in Dubuque, Iowa, was fired for allegedly telling students the novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is racist, the Indianapolis Star reports.

According to the paper, school officials claim Galloway told students the Mark Twain novel was racially insensitive and should not be taught in schools. She also allegedly suggested to a student that a math teacher at the school was racist.

Administrative law judge James Timberland said Galloway’s behavior became disruptive at the school, which specializes in teaching students with mental health issues or behavioral problems.

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