Should The N-Word Be Purged From Mark Twain’s Classic? The swearing in of the 112th Congress and the debate over whether the N-word should be removed from Main Twain's classics are two topics under discussion in this week's "Barbershop" roundtable.
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Should The N-Word Be Purged From Mark Twain’s Classic?

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Should The N-Word Be Purged From Mark Twain’s Classic?

Should The N-Word Be Purged From Mark Twain’s Classic?

Should The N-Word Be Purged From Mark Twain’s Classic?

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Editor's note: This conversation contains language that some may find offensive. Listener discretion is advised.

The swearing in of the 112th Congress and the debate over whether the N-word should be removed from Main Twain's classics are two topics under discussion in this week's "Barbershop" roundtable.

Host Michel Martin speaks with author Jimi Izrael, CNN and Washington Post Writers group columnist Ruben Navarrette, deputy managing editor for the National Review, Kevin D. Williamson and screenwriter and graphic novelist, John Ridley.