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Oklahoma Board of Regents denounces use of racial slurs


March 13, 2020

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents called racial slurs that two professors used in their classrooms "disgusting" during its first meeting since dozens of students staged a sit-in outside the school's administrative offices.

Chairman Leslie Rainbolt-Forbes on Tuesday read a statement from the board addressing the recent incidents, The Oklahoman reported.

"We know words matter and words hurt, and some words are unacceptable," Rainbolt-Forbes read. "We abhor the use of the offensive word. It is disgusting, and it is simply wrong.

The regents' statement comes af...

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