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Quote marks matter: Rutgers, like others, has lost all perspective when disciplining people for quoting the N-word

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04.05.2021

Two things are true at the same time. One: The N-word is abhorrent, correctly considered the most odious slur in our language and culture. Two: The context of its utterance still matters, a point that seems to have been forgotten amidst a recent hubbub at Rutgers Law School.

It started last October in a small-group video session after a criminal law class. One student was quoting an opinion by a former state Supreme Court justice. Others took offense; the student would later apologize.

Not satisfied, some at the........

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