Professor Gary Shank of Duquesne University
A Pennsylvania professor was shown in footage after the holiday, in which he said the n-word in class and told students that it was okay to use a racial slur.
Professor Gary Shank of Duquesne University was placed on paid leave on Thursday pending an investigation about his alleged use of racist language during a virtual class.
A video of the incident, posted on Twitter on Friday, revealed to the professor that he was’ allowing ‘him to use the N-word in the lesson and telling him that when he was young’ The most commonly used word was’.
They have also heard that people in the class throw around the word ‘n **** r rich’ if they had some extra cash and ask the students if the word is still used today.
The shocking footage was thought by someone on social media to be a student in the professor’s educational psychology class.
It shows a tablet screen with a slide presentation titled ‘Race (from a cultural sense)’ and read: ‘Based on perceived physical differences. The values assigned to race are cultural, not physical. ‘
The top corner of the screen shows that Shank is supposed to be hosting a class from a distance.
‘I am giving you permission to use the right word,’ a man believed Shank to hear.
‘Because we are using the word in an educational sense.’
He then asks: ‘What is a word about race that we are not allowed to use?’
When met with silence, she continues: ‘I’ll give you a hint – it starts with’ N ‘.
‘Well, it’s hard to say – I’ll tell you the word.’
He then confirms that he is only using the word to ‘make a point’.
Pennsylvania professor Gary Shank is placed on leave after footage showing him saying the N-word in class and telling students that it was okay to use a racial slur. Virtual square picture
A video of the incident, posted on Twitter on Friday, revealed to the professor that he was’ allowing ‘him to use the N-word in the lesson and telling him that when he was young’ The most commonly used word was’. Watched class footage
‘Then I’m not using it in any way other than to demonstrate a point. Fair enough? You there? ‘He asks the student.
The student replies that he is there and Shank tells him that the word is n **** r.
‘When I was a youth that was a very commonly used word,’ he continues before recalling some examples of its derogatory use.
‘You know brazil nuts are right?’ He asks, before adding: ‘When I was a kid people used to call them n **** r toes.’
He gives another example: ‘When I had a little extra money and I was spending it extravagantly, one could say that I was n **** r rich.’
The professor asks if the phrases would be acceptable nowadays, in which the student would answer ‘no’.
Dukesne University said in a statement to CBS News that an investigation was ongoing and Shank was meanwhile placed on paid leave.
Another professor will handle the course, a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh added.
Shank’s profile has also been removed from the university’s website.
Shank is also believed to have heard that class people used the word ‘n **** r Amir’ when someone had some extra cash and asked the students whether this still The term is used. Duquesne University (pictured) stated that Shank was placed on paid leave
The Dean of the Dukes University’s School of Education Gretchen Generate sent a letter to students in the class calling Shank’s language ‘disturbing and disturbing’.
‘To be clear, I believe that there is never time, educational or otherwise, to create a hostile learning environment for a professor. I know this from my experience as a student, a professor and now the interim dean of the school of education, ‘Generat wrote, reported PBS.
Using the ‘N word’ or enthusiastically encouraging students to use that word is not in line with the mission of the University, School of Education, or the Pennsylvania Department of Education. ‘
Generat said, as a teacher, you should always be alert to the impact of your actions on what you are offered to teach to your students.
. When you believe well, your intention has no consequence when a student’s learning is interrupted. Your tasks are something students will remember. ‘
DailyMail.com reached out to Duquesne University for comment.