x'2E' (46): "Ethnic Jokes in Campus Computer Prompt Debate" (April 1987)

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"Ethnic Jokes in Campus Computer Prompt Debate"

By Isabel Wilkerson and Special to The New York Times, April 18, 1987

A collection of ethnic, racial and other jokes offensive to specific groups, all put into a computer by students at the University of Michigan in recent months, has provoked feverish debate over freedom of speech and computer propriety.

 

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