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I personally find the book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to be a

anti-racist book. That is my opinion for these reasons, it was one of the

first books of it's day to show a black man as a true person. Secondly it

showed the truth of how cruel southern society was. And last, the

realism the book tried to show throughout the story.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was one of the first books of

it's day show a black man as a true person. There are many examples

of this throughout the book, such as when Jim discusses his family and

how he wants to go be with them. Jim also shows feeling, for

example when Huck and Jim get split up on the rafts Jim worries about

Huck, and is concerned for him. Jim also show honesty and

dedication, an example is towards the end of the book when Jim

sacrafices his freedom to help Tom and the doctor after Tom has been

shot. So you see the book shows that black people are human beings

that have emotions and feelings.

The book also shows the true cruelty of southern society. There

are many examples of this in the book. Like the Sunday school

discussing how setting blacks free was a deadly sin. And the constant

negro sales throughout the book. And how black people had no

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