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Oklahoma professor apologizes for using racial slur in class


February 14, 2020

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A University of Oklahoma journalism professor has sent his students an email apology for using the N-word during a class lecture in which he argued the racist slur was no more offensive than the term "boomer."

Peter Gade, director of graduate studies at OU's Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, said in an email to students that he "made an inexcusable mistake" when used the slur during a class Tuesday.

The remark came during a classroom discussion in which Gade said a student's comment about journalists connecting to younger generations was akin to us...

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