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Creative writing professor cleared of discrimination in saying a slur in quoting James Baldwin in class

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The New School dropped its investigation against poet and novelist Laurie Sheck. Sheck, who is white, had been the focus of an inquiry triggered by a student complaint that she'd used the N-word in her graduate-level creative writing class when quoting the late black writer James Baldwin. Sheck admitted she used the word in class, but said previously that it was a part of a discussion on Baldwin...

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