Princeton Students Walk Out Of Lecture After Professor Uses The N-Word Twice

By Parker Riley

African American university students in a classroom.

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On Tuesday, a White professor at Princeton named Lawrence Rosen was teaching a Cultural Freedoms course. When discussing oppressive symbolism, he asked, “What is worse, a white man punching a black man, or a white man calling a Black man a n****r?” According to The Daily Princeton, several students (there were six Black students in the class) were shocked he had used the word. And then, reportedly, he said it again.

White and Black students told Rosen they were uncomfortable with him using the word and Malachi Byrd allegedly asked, “So are you just going to keep using the N-word?” The teacher reportedly responded with, “Yes, if I think it’s necessary.” Four students walked out of the class.

The Daily Princeton also reports, “Byrd later returned to class and allegedly confronted Rosen using an expletive, according to an anonymous source. According to Holliday [another student], Rosen did not directly address the students’ concerns. Instead, he walked around the question, and defended his use of language. Rosen allegedly said, ‘It’s supposed to deliver a gut …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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