Canada’s first black poet laureate defends usage of racist word in poem about Shakespeare

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Parliament said Monday it will not remove the slang form of the n-word from a poem on its federal website, Blacklock’s Reporter reported. The slur is found in a poem written by Halifax’s El Jones that was republished by Parliament’s former poet laureate, George Elliott Clarke.