Use of Term “Beaners” on College Exam Raises Eyebrows

The use of the term “beaners“ in a final exam at Northwest Arkansas Community College prompted one offended observer to tip a local TV station off to the slur. The exam question states, “In her speech against immigration, Helga used the term ‘beaners’ to refer to Mexican migrant workers. Which of the following guidelines for ethical speech did Helga violate?” Five possible answers are then given, with the correct one being “avoid hate speech,“ according to 5NEWS. “I’m pretty sure if another racial slur were used instead of the word ‘beaners,’ this would not be OK,” the complainant’s email to the station stated.

Local College OKs Using Racial Slur On Exam | 5NEWSOnline.com: http://5newsonline.com/2014/05/13/local-college-oks-using-racial-slur-on-exam/

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