Paul L. Caron

Friday, February 18, 2022

WaPo: Georgetown Law Students Call For Mandatory Faculty Diversity Training After Professor Called Asian Student ‘Mr. Chinaman’

Washington Post, Students at Georgetown Law Call for Changes After Professor Used Slur in Class:

Hundreds of students have asked Georgetown Law to confront “deeply embedded” problems at the school after a professor used an anti-Asian slur in class earlier this month, asking the school to demonstrate a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion.

A brief video clip recently shared on Twitter appears to show the professor asking a student to respond, addressing him with what sounds like, “What about you, Mr. … Chinaman,” and then saying he should ask for his name.

The professor apologized, and the school’s dean acknowledged the use of a derogatory term to the campus community last week. ...

[M]any on campus called on administrators to do more to confront what they called an urgent need to address institutional problems — such as making implicit bias training mandatory for faculty — and to more publicly acknowledge the incident.

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