Kansas official stands by use of 'N-word'

tags: curriculum, education, Kansas, N-word, Topeka Capital-Journal



Kansas State Board of Education member Steve Roberts came under fire Tuesday for using the “N-word” at last month’s board meeting.

Roberts, R-Overland Park, who used the word during a discussion of African-American history, stood by his choice of words “100 percent.”

But board member Carolyn Campbell, D-Topeka, along with two members of the NAACP, called Roberts’ comments offensive.

Roberts said the word on April 16 in the context of a vote on history standards....



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