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Randall Kennedy & Eugene Volokh, The New Taboo: Quoting Epithets in the Classroom and Beyond, 49 Cap. U. L. Rev. 1 (2021).

Abstract: Is it wrong for professors to quote epithets — especially “nigger” and "fag" — in class or other educational settings? This question has often been in the news in recent years, both as to law schools and as to other departments. This article discusses the matter, building on a closely related practice: how judges and lawyers deal with epithets in litigation and opinion writing.