Perlman Says Use Of Racial Slurs Not Free Speech

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln intends to begin a campaign against racial insensitivity following Chancellor Harvey Perlman's campus-wide email deploring the use of racial slurs at a recent student government meeting.

Perlman said in Thursday's email that "the use of the N-word and insensitive racial impersonations are the recent incidents that demand our immediate attention."

A student senator used the N-word during a debate two weeks ago while objecting to a resolution pledging student senators' support for stopping the use of derogatory language in their everyday speech. He criticized the resolution as an attack on free speech.


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