“I thought I recognized her. I remember these ‘lectures’ from when I took communications with her. Every topic turns in to a racism talk. Racism in America is a great discussion to have, in a psychology or sociology class. In a journalism class we want to know where to put the comma and how to write a catchy summary. As a teacher she was so hands off it was ridiculous. She was the advisor who was never present and never gave feedback. To have a discussion about racism you need to leave you’re judgement and you’re bad experiences at the door, go in open minded and discuss without attacking or taking it personal. Racism happens to all races even white males, everyone deserves a chance to speak. Knowing this professor she probably handles the topic too passionately allowing it to cross from educational discussion to tirade.”
Chantel Huston, “MCTC prof reprimanded for alienating white students during structural racism discussion” (City Pages)
Ah yes, the “we should only discuss race in contexts where it’s appropriate to discuss it, which just happens to be nowhere” argument. “Everyone deserves a chance to speak; just not this person, and not in this context.”
Chantel probably should have kept going to class after the “Where to Put a Comma” day and the “How to Write a Catchy Summary” day so she could be there for “How to Tell the Difference Between You’re and Your."