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History Prof Under Fire for Using N-Word in Lecture on Use of the Word in Racist Advertisements

History Prof Under Fire for Using N-Word in Lecture on Use of the Word in Racist Advertisements

“should understand the harm caused by using the N-word and how the word is used to oppress and marginalize”

The professor was making an argument against racism but that doesn’t seem to matter.

The Stanford Daily reported:

Professor’s use of racial slur in lecture sparks backlash at Law School

History professor Robert Proctor drew backlash after repeatedly saying the N-word — when quoting from advertisements — in a guest lecture for Stanford Law School (SLS) professor John Donohue’s torts law class shortly before Thanksgiving Break.

Proctor “should understand the harm caused by using the N-word and how the word is used to oppress and marginalize,” stated a letter to members of the law school community from groups including the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). “Professor Proctor’s use of the N-word did not have pedagogical value — repeating this word was not germane to the subject of the presentation (the tort liability of the tobacco industry).”

The letter said that 44 of 60 students present during the class signed a letter expressing “shock and disappointment” to SLS Associate Dean of Student Affairs Jory Steele. …

In an email to students in the class, [Donohue] apologized “for any hurt caused by Dr. Proctor’s reference to the racist history” of tobacco industry advertising. … Another faculty member said that “criticisms of comments similar in nature to those made by Dr. Proctor give enormous fuel to the Fox News crowd that helped elect Donald Trump,” Donohue wrote. …

Proctor told The Daily that in his lecture, he aimed to demonstrate the “racialist marketing” used by the tobacco industry. His slides — one of which was labeled “Racist brands” — included images of the N-word’s use in brand names, according to slides provided to The Daily.

Hat tip to the TaxProfBlog

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How are young people supposed to know what word not to use if they have never seen or heard it?
Reminds me of Adam Schiff objecting to references to the whistleblower whose identity he claims to not have known.

At least this is the actual n-word, and not “negro” or “nasturtium” or “navy”.

JusticeDelivered | January 4, 2020 at 10:49 am

“should understand the harm caused by using the N-word and how the word is used to oppress and marginalize”

If this is the case, then why do blacks toss the around profusely?

This is one of of a very large number of hypocrisies committed by blacks. If they don’t want others to use the word then they should set an example by ceasing to use the word, otherwise they should shut up.

The same applies to their criticism of police, they would not have problems with police if they bring their astronomical, more than seven fold the average crime rate, down to the average.

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