Lincoln chancellor decries campus racial incidents

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) The University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor has sent a campuswide email deploring the use of racial slurs at a student government meeting and decrying other race-based incidents on his campus in the state capital.

Chancellor Harvey Perlman said in Thursday's email that ``the use of the N-word and insensitive racial impersonations are the recent incidents that demand our immediate attention.''

A student senator used the N-word during debate two weeks ago. He was objecting to a resolution pledging student senators' support for stopping the use of derogatory language in their everyday speech. He criticized the resolution as an attack on free speech.

The university intends to begin a campaign against racial insensitivity.

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