Cambridge, MA: School official’s point about racist language went astray with term, supt. says

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    School official’s point about racist language went astray with term, superintendent says

    An email to the Cambridge Public Schools community sent Wednesday described an incident in which “an elected official made a point about racist language and used the full N-word instead of the common substitute, ‘N-word.’” The use of the term was “in the context of a classroom discussion, and not directed toward any student or adult present,” Superintendent Kenneth Salim explained, but “the full pronunciation of the word was upsetting to a number of students and adults who were present or who have since heard about the incident.” The elected official – School Committee member Emily Dexter – “reached out ...


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