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.