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Black Law Students at Rutgers Outraged After White Student Quote Racial Slur While Reading Legal Case

Added 05-04-21 11:38:02am EST - “"At the height of a ?racial reckoning,' a responsible adult should know not to use a racial slur regardless of its use in a 1993 opinion"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Black Law Students at Rutgers Outraged After White Student Quote Racial Slur While Reading Legal Case”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“At the height of a ‘racial reckoning,’ a responsible adult should know not to use a racial slur regardless of its use in a 1993 opinion”

It’s not like this student was trying to insult anyone, he was talking about something in legal context, at a law school.

The controversy over the use of a racial slur that has embroiled a public law school in New Jersey began with a student quoting from case law during a professor’s virtual office hours.

The first-year student at Rutgers Law School in Newark, who is white, repeated a line from a 1993 legal opinion, including the epithet, when discussing a case.

What followed has jolted the state institution, unleashing a polarizing debate over the constitutional right to free speech on campus and the power of a hateful word at a moment of intense national introspection over race, equity and systemic bias.

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