Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was asked about a previous case where a Black Illinois transportation worker sued the department for firing him and claiming his supervisor called him the n word, she responded:
The n-word is an egregious racial epithet. That said, Smith can’t win simply by proving that the word was uttered. He must also demonstrate that Colbert’s use of this word altered the conditions of his employment and created a hostile or abusive working environment.
See how it went down at the 17:00 mark.