Absurdity alert part two

From a letter to the editor in The Cavalier Daily

Kara Rowland’s Nov. 21 article, “Casteen reacts to U.Va. employee’s remarks,” included an alleged quote from a U.Va. employee. This quote included a racial epithet, something I’d rather not repeat.

My question is, was it really necessary to explicitly write out that word? I take this akin to a public official using a curse word. Typically, those are paraphrased into something we can understand, but this epithet, which is arguably worse in motive than those, gets printed.

I just ask that The Cavalier Daily exercise more judgment in printing words that can be read by anyone around the world.

Pinaki Santra