Friday, March 3, 2017

The United States of Huck

I think that in 2017, we are living in the United States of Huck. I think that the U.S. is very much like Huck in that we are still unlearning ignorance. We are progressing, but we still have a long way to go. Throughout Huck Finn, Huck takes steps to unlearn his racist/ignorant beliefs, but he regresses as well. To me, America is the same way right now, we are taking big steps toward a more fair or equal society, but we face a lot of obstacles to that progress as well. For example, legalizing gay marriage was a huge step forward in the fight for equality, but just recently the transgender bathroom bills were repealed. This was very disappointing to many, but we just have to keep moving forward, like Huck does.

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