Human societies have a history of sweeping their problems - past or present - under the rug, and acting as though they aren't there, and never were.
The most recent example of this is, of course, NewSouth Books' decision to pubish a version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn completely free of offensive words.
I've spent the last days trying to come up with a clear way to say how I felt about this. All I ended up with was this:
Thankfully, Donna at Bites has a far more eloquent post that reflects what I mean to say. Same goes for Sommer's post Go read these, it's well worth it!