Professor who used racial slur can stay, says Kansas University

by Story Hinckley  |  published on March 21, 2016

After a four-month long investigation into assistant communication studies professor Andrea Quenette, the University of Kansas has decided she can keep her job.

On November 12, the morning after a tense racial town hall meeting, a communication studies masters student asked her professor about what discrimination looks like on the University of Kansas campus. Dr. Quenette admitted that she felt somewhat unqualified to talk about racism because she was a white woman, never experiencing discrimination first hand.

But, she added, “It’s not like I see [expletive] spray painted on walls.”

Shortly after, the hashtag #FireAndreaQuenette started trending on Twitter and 11 communications studies Masters students wrote an open letter to the university calling for Quenette’s termination.

  • The Redhawk

    May be Kansas MUST revisit the board of Regents, the President of the University and any IDIOTS that Teach there and FIRE THE BUNCH of ANARCHSTS

  • AKLady

    Her statement was taken out of context. She was making a point, not addressing the racial slur at anyone.

  • Phil Esposito

    What’s wrong with the word nigger? It’s OK to use cracker or whitey.

  • ADRoberts

    Time to remove a graduate student from the campus. This was bogus to begin with and nothing but an effort by, what I am sure was a black person, to get rid of a white person.
    Kansas people are usually smarter than this. Her remark was appropriate and not racial. And the demand to remove her was extremely racist and out of line.
    When will this madness stop. When we finally start to make these people who irrationally attack PAY for their actions.
    Right now, it did not cost the Grad student a thing. Next time, make him/her pay dearly.

    • drrocko

      This will continue as long as howdy doody lives in the White House.

      • AKLady

        Racism will continue as long as people, such as yourself, are tollerated in this country. You best adjust your mind set — minorities are now the majority in America.

        • drrocko

          Tommy Sotomayor (a black man) has the cure for this problem. You should google his youtube video on how barrack could cut crime and murder in the US. He is truthful – but you ain’t gonna like the truth. Too bad – liberals never like the truth. But I am well armed – no worries here. 🙂 Thanks for your concern.

          • AKLady

            Childish name calling.
            Assume, assume, assume.
            I am not a liberal.

  • Wilbert Jennings

    I am a white Christian male and over 60 and am not ashamed of where GOD put me and into what body he choose for me. I am not a bigot and even have some white friends.

  • 7papa7

    She was stating a fact relative to the question asked her. She gave a totally honest answer and did not call anyone with a racial slur nor did she condone it. She just said what should be obvious to anyone, even the left.

    • ADRoberts

      To those blacks who are racist, a white person is not allowed to use the N word in any context. You see, they have a chip on their should and are looking for any possibility of offense. Just following in the pattern of Sharpton and Jackson who have made a very good living being offended.

      • 7papa7

        Very true, I was just commenting on how she said nothing against any race with racial slurs. You are right even if someone condemns racial slurs but uses them as an example the racist in the sharpton camp will be offended.

  • Gerry Costa

    That simple statement has raised so much turmoil ?????? WTF . I see NOTHING racial in that statement at all — these POS just want to reach the point where a white person will not dare to speak at all. Guess what sh!tbirds — NEVER HAPPEN !!!!!

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