“My hands were just shaking, like I just really didn’t know how to react, what to say, what to do and I just felt alone”
This exact scenario seems to play out a school somewhere in the country about once a year.
The College Fix reports:
George Washington University professor removed from class after using ‘N-word’ in educational context
Yet another professor is no longer teaching due to using the N-word in an educational context.
George Washington University’s Professor Michael Stoil, who has taught a course on human rights over the last five years, was removed after he related to his students what he talked about on the phone with a provost, The Hatchet student newspaper reported.
Stoil (pictured) said he uttered the N-word to the provost, whom he does not name, as he discussed “differential aspects of prejudice.” This resulted in some students feeling “frustrated” and “uncomfortable” and “at least three bias reports” ended up being filed against the professor.
Political Science Department Chair Eric Lawrence informed Stoil’s students on September 21 that “a new instructor would start teaching the course.”
Stoil, who described himself as “Eurasian,” told The Hatchet the provost was “horrified” when he said the word, telling him “Oh my God, I felt that viscerally. It ran right through me.” Stoil claimed he responded by asking “You don’t listen to hip hop? You don’t listen to some of the street music? They use it all the time.”
Two of Stoil’s students told him “Yeah, but they’re Black people,” whereupon Stoil replied: “The point is I didn’t imagine that she would feel pain from the use of the N-word simply because, by the way, she didn’t know what color I was.”
Students said they felt “shocked” that a lecture on human rights had turned into a justification session for using a racial slur that, by the 1800s, had been established as a derogatory term.
“My hands were just shaking, like I just really didn’t know how to react, what to say, what to do and I just felt alone,” Keheirra Wedderburn, a junior in the class, said in an interview. “I shouldn’t have to tell you about racism because I go through it.” …
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