October 06, 2007

Alexie is sorry, sort of

Author defends using slur, but apologizes to studentsAuthor Sherman Alexie says he stands by the strong language he used in his recent speech at Naperville North High School, but apologizes to anyone it may have offended.

"What makes me most sad is the kids I most offended are the ones the book is written for," he said Thursday. "I apologize to them for causing pain and I can only hope the administrators and teachers at that school are attempting to show these kids exactly how much my book is written for them."

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