It’s apparently an “ableist slur”, as are, I would assume, “blind”, “deaf”, and “wheelchair-bound.”

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

You can’t say ‘crazy’ at Smith College: Student paper replaces with ‘ableist slur’

There’s a long list of words you can’t say at Smith College – or apparently reproduce in the student paper.

Smith alumna Wendy Kaminer, a feminist lawyer and civil-liberties advocate, spoke on a panel discussion on free speech and hate speech at Smith in September, and asked the audience what word came to mind when she said “the n-word.” When they said it out loud, she repeated it and said “nothing horrible happened.”

Predictably, Kaminer was accused in the Huffington Post of committing “an explicit act of racial violence,” as noted by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) this week. Smith’s president – who moderated the panel – even apologized for those who felt “unsafe” listening to Kaminer.

But because Kaminer wears many hats in her advocacy – a former ACLU board member and advisory board member at FIRE – her situation is drawing wider notice.

FIRE co-founder Harvey Silverglate wrote in the Wall Street Journal this weekend that Kaminer’s treatment is just the latest trend in academia, and it’s why “liberal-arts education can’t survive” if such intolerance is left unchallenged by free speech advocates:

The event—and Ms. Kaminer’s words—prompted blowback from Smith undergraduates, recent alumnae and some faculty members. One member of the audience posted an audio recording and transcript of the discussion, preceded by what has come to be known in the academic world as a “trigger warning”:

“Trigger/Content Warnings: Racism/racial slurs, abelist slurs, anti-Semitic language, anti-Muslim/Islamophobic language, anti-immigrant language, sexist/misogynistic slurs, references to race-based violence.”

That transcript appears to be what Smith’s student paper, The Smith Sophian, posted last month, and indeed it has that lengthy trigger warning above the actual transcript, as well as a disclaimer that “all slurs have been edited out with brackets.”