An assistant general counsel of the University of North Texas System has resigned Friday after calls for her to lose her job started mounting when students said she used a racial slur during a discussion about free speech and civil discourse. 

While speaking on stage at an event Thursday night titled “When Hate Comes to Campus,” assistant GC Caitlin Sewell, who is white, told students in attendance that “it’s impossible to talk about the First Amendment without saying horrible things.” 

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