University of Chicago Stands Behind Professor after N-Word Controversy

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A law professor at the University of Chicago, Geoffrey Stone, got in hot water among some students because of an anecdote he used in class, which involved the “n-word.” He had been using the anecdote for years, without complaints, until someone complained. Stone teaches a constitutional law class as a part of instructing students on the freedom of speech and expression.

A spokesperson for the university reiterated that professors have the right to teach as they see is appropriate for their students, saying, “Faculty members have broad freedom in the choice of ideas to discuss in the classroom and in their expression of those ideas, and students are free to express their views on those subjects.”