I wanted to thank you for enduring all of academia's airheads and providing such entertaining comebacks. I agree with you whole-heartedly and want to thank you for the breadth of information you provided. I was having trouble articulating exactly what was wrong with Huck Finn because criticizing an "anti-racist" book is generally avoided in the modern world. You have a refreshing sense of honesty and intelligence. Thank you.
The same people who denied that Twain was prejudiced against blacks would deny that others of his era were prejudiced against Indians. For instance, Teddy Roosevelt or L. Frank Baum. Their writings were innocent, these people might say. They were just reflecting the racism of their times. They didn't know any better. Etc.