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No Reason to Reprint ‘Slurs’

Why did The Tech feel it was necessary to rehash, verbatim, a bunch of half-witted anti-gay slurs in Tuesday’s editorial [“Hate Speech Unacceptable,” Mar. 7]? Your point appeared to be that your “public criticism” of hate speech is a deterrent to drunken vandalism and idiocy. While identifying and discussing the issue in such a forum is important, repeating the speech only serves to spread the very thing they found disgusting. Hate speech is unacceptable -- why popularize it?

Bob Broderick G