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Punishing Procreative Proclivities

Dear Reader editor: Tori Marlan’s article on the shameful treatment of Nancy Castro by Cristo Rey high school [October 27] reminded me of another example of bizarre school policy. In 1992, during my senior year at a coed Catholic high school in Joliet, we were informed during our mandatory religion class that although female students […]

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Epithetically Speaking

Dear sir: In his review of About Face Theatre’s Christopher Shinn play Four [Section Two, February 25], Justin Hayford’s nonchalant use of the term “wigger” to describe a character is disturbing. A contraction of the words “white” and “nigger,” this is a racist epithet denoting a person who appears Caucasian and supposedly “acts black,” i.e., […]