Princeton professor Lawrence Rosen sparked controversy after using the n-word during a recent lecture.
A professor of anthropology at Princeton University allegedly used the n-word multiple times during a lecture this week, where a number of students go out and expletive-laced in-class confrontation.
A number of students told The Daily Princetonian that professor Lawrence Rosen used the word “n–r” when asking a question Tuesday during his anthropology 212 course, “Cultural Freedoms: Hate speech, Libel and Pornography.”
“What is worse, a white man punching a black man or a white man a black man a n-r?” Rosen reportedly said during a lecture on oppressive symbolism.
Student Devyn Holliday told the student newspaper that Rosen, who does not return a message seeking comment on Friday, used the word in the description of “what is acceptable as free speech and what is not.”
After asking the initial question, the students said Rosen used the word “n–r” two times during the discussions in the classroom.
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