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Offensive Words/Phrases: Who Should Know Better?
Posted on February 17, 2020 by kthompson
Required reading for any academic is Philip Roth’s “The Human Stain.” In the first few pages an older, tenured professor is “forced to retire.” Why? There were two students who never were present when he called roll. Even after roll … Continue reading →
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