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Northwestern University Investigating Racist Email Sent to Professor

Northwestern University Investigating Racist Email Sent to Professor

“Such racism violates our expectations concerning inclusion and respect.”

The text of the email is sickening. Who does this?

The College Fix reports:

Northwestern U. investigates racist email sent to professor

The campus police at Northwestern University are investigating a racist “hate” email that was sent to a black African American Studies professor on May 2.

Barnor Hesse, who teaches the course “Unsettling Whiteness,” tweeted out the text of the message he received a day later: “Hey Doc., after I finish AFAMST 380: Unsettling Whiteness, I want to take AFAMST 101: Unsettling Chimps, you racist mother f***er.”

The professor later tweeted that the university had responded rapidly and adequately (“offering support & resources”).

According to The Daily Northwestern, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Adrian Randolph stated in an email that

[…] the anonymous email [was] “racist” and noted how it explicitly targeted Hesse’s work.

“On behalf of the Weinberg College community, I condemn the cowardly act of sending such an email and strongly denounce all forms of racism, discrimination, and harassment,” Randolph wrote. “Such racism violates our expectations concerning inclusion and respect.”

In a Tuesday statement, University spokesperson Bob Rowley said UP is actively investigating.

“(UP) continues to investigate this hateful email and is trying to identify the sender,” Rowley said in a statement to The Daily.


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healthguyfsu | May 13, 2019 at 11:22 am

Sounds like someone of low intelligence decided to fight racism with racism. Either that or it’s a hoax, which we’ve seen far too often.

Leave off the derogatory primate term and it’s not a racist critique. However, it is clear that the college response focused on the other parts to specifically deem criticism of this grievance studies material as racist. These are the things that make you go hmmmm.

Let us not take this at face value. An anonymous text on a college campus deserves due diligence before forming an opinion. While it is possible that this a person expressing a contemptible sentiment it is also quite likely a hoax.

Any premature assumption as to the veracity of this “hateful text” only feeds the divisive rhetoric.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Shadow5. | May 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    I think that characterize it as a hoax is giving schemers more credit than they deserve. This is probably a publicity stunt.

Was it signed “JS?”