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OU President Responds To Professor's Racial Slur: 'Second Time In Less Than Two Weeks'

Posted at 8:46 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 23:14:05-05

NORMAN, Okla. — A second professor at the University of Oklahoma is in trouble for using a racial slur in the classroom.

The university's interim president responded to the incident by letter. Joseph Harroz, Jr. said a history professor read from a historical document that used the “n-word” repeatedly. Harroz described the incident as painful for students to hear.

This is the second time in less than two weeks Harroz has addressed a faculty member's use of racially offensive language.

On Feb. 12, 2 Works for You reported an OU journalism professor was comparing the term "OK, boomer" to the "n-word". The professor is not allowed to teach for the rest of the semester.

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