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Point/Counterpoint: The N-word in educational settings

Point/Counterpoint: The N-word in educational settings

September 19, 2019

    Racial epithets have a space in the classroom Mahad Olad Paul Zwier is a law professor at Emory University. Last September, he got in trouble for uttering the word "nigger"...

Racial epithets have a space in the classroom

Racial epithets have a space in the classroom

By Mahad Olad September 19, 2019
Do racial epithets have any place in the classroom? They certainly should. Classes are spaces where no controversial topic is off the table.
N-word has no place in educational settings

N-word has no place in educational settings

By John Turner September 19, 2019

Necro. Niger. Negro. Nigga. Black. The word "nigger" has never had a positive connotation. Although the spelling of the word has evolved, the feeling of the whip is still the same.  It is believed...

Who gets to say the N-word

Who gets to say the N-word

By Mahad Olad, Staff Writer February 5, 2019
I will probably never be comfortable with nonblack usages of n---a and especially n---er, even if they’re merely referring to it and not using it.
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