"Last month, I drove out of an apartment complex in Boise and spotted a license plate that had 3 sixes.
This captured my attention, and as I slowed to look I realize I was staring at a blatant racial epitaph."
I guess he means "epithet". An epitaph is an inscription on a tomb. He can't spell "ingrained", either. And these elementary mistakes appear in a college newspaper at that! I guess that's what you get from an educational system dominated by Leftists who don't believe in standards.
I guess the article proves that if you want to be offended, you will be. The numbers were apparently randomly generated by the Idaho government computer. They obligingly withdrew the plate when they heard from the whiner.
A reader notes that N166ER is registered as an aircraft tail number with the FAA. See here
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