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  •  It sounded to me like she did that (4+ / 0-)

    in a pretty reasonable way.

    I won't be surprised if we find out these kids are in the white student union or college republicans. It's exactly the sort of asshole stunt those groups would pull, especially en masse like this.

    If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

    by AoT on Tue Dec 03, 2013 at 12:00:35 PM PST

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    •  "If You Don't Like It (0+ / 0-)

      ...Go file a racial discrimination complaint."

      I guess I don't agree that that is reasonable.

      •  The actual quote was not that (2+ / 0-)
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        When you use quotes you should in fact use the actual words spoken. Which were in this case: “if you’re really upset, feel free to go down to legal affairs and file a racial harassment discrimination complaint.” That's much less dismissive and unreasonable than the reactionary quote you made up. That sounds like a reasonable response to someone who is in class and yelling about how you're oppressing them and targeting them. And it's exactly what someone who is the target of racism should do, no?

        If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

        by AoT on Tue Dec 03, 2013 at 01:05:27 PM PST

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    •  It sounds to me as though the kids (3+ / 0-)
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      were shocked to find out what they were going to be discussing. The course was apparently called "Introduction to Mass Communication" and the syllabus usually not given out till the first or even second class.

      I'll bet they never heard of structural racism, and had no idea what race has to do with communication. They most likely felt that the teacher was taking advantage of her authority talking about race at all. I can just hear them whining about having to listen to all that "Black" stuff.

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