‘New School’ Professor Investigated for Quoting Black Author Saying N-Word

New School professor Laurie Sheck, who has been nominated for a Pulitzer prize in poetry, faced an investigation this year over her use of the “n-word” during a lesson on black author James Baldwin. She used the word during a discussion of Baldwin’s own use of the word. Ultimately the New School decided that she did not violate the college’s policy on discrimination.

New School Professor Laurie Sheck