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Leahy Inspires Flashback

“There’s no place for this word in the workplace.”

(Sen. Leahy condemning an opinion written by someone other than Judge Southwick about an employee that used the N-word, Judiciary Committee hearing, August 2, 2007)

“There are white niggers. I’ve seen a lot of white n****rs in my time; I’m going to use that word.”

(Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., Fox News, March 4, 2001)

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