The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

In this sentence, what do the quotations mean about Hucks attitude?

"I knowed he was white insede..."

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Huck is saying that, by being a person of courage, honesty, honor, loyalty and integrity, despite his status as a runaway slave, Jim had the soul of a white man. This appears to those unfamiliar with Twain as a racist remark, but it is far from it. You have to take it in the context of the times!