Honestly, I don't see a reason to take out these certain words. If we start censoring, where will we stop? Will we take out mentions of Shylock in The Merchang of Venice? Will we take out T. S. Eliot's anti-Semetic comments in his poetry?
I post on a forum where we talked about this today. Another commenter mentioned that some schools teach a completely whitewashed version of history. It wasn't that way at my school, but I was surprised to learn that many students are only taught a history where America is a shining star and never did anything wrong. It is so wrong to pretend that our history is clean of any unprovoked bloodshed.
So, thoughts? What is your experience with censorship in literature or history?