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Elections Director Richard Barron has said that in the run-up to Election Day, workers were harassed by phone and on social media, where people repeatedly hurled racial slurs at them.

In the run-up to Election Day, Barron said, workers have also been harassed by phone and on social media, where people have repeatedly hurled racial slurs at them.

Allegations included caste-based slurs and jokes, bullying, discriminatory hiring practices, bias in peer reviews, and sexual harassment, said executive director Thenmozhi Soundararajan.

Condemning the commercial use of an obvious racial slur is the lowest-hanging fruit.

He asked me whether it offended me that his chain was named what some might consider an ethnic slur.

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Indeed, a common racial slur in Dutch is, precisely, roetmop, which means soot mop.

A sexual slur toward a man is considered just a personal insult.

One can only imagine the reaction had a GOP operative made the exact same slur against the spouse of a Democratic candidate.

One slur is not good, while another is fine because the league has not lost any money in a consumer boycott of the name.

During a Patroons playoff game, Richardson had screamed profanities and a gay slur at hecklers.

Perhaps I shall slur over the word "romantic" in the letter, but not without consulting you.

Joyce winced at what seemed to her a direct slur upon her father's memory, but knew it was just.

In one case, where Mark has a slur on physicians, Luke eliminates it.

The sneer in his voice and his slur on her father brought a bright flush of anger to Tessibel's face.

But the decision of the Court cast a slur on his name, and on that of his second wife.


On this page you'll find 152 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slur, such as: accusation, innuendo, put down, smear, affront, and animadversion.

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