Professor cancels hate speech course after students object to use of racial slur

Princeton University’s Lawrence Rosen used slur while teaching anthropology students, prompting some to walk out of class

A Princeton University professor has cancelled a course he teaches on cultural freedoms and hate speech after his use of a racial slur during a class discussion led some students to walk out.

Colleagues say Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rosen has often used the slur during lectures on free speech. They say this is the first time he has received such a negative response from students.

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