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OU investigates after professor uses racial slur in class


February 12, 2020

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma says it is looking into an incident in which a journalism professor used a racial slur during a class on Tuesday.

Peter Gade, director of graduate studies at OU's Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, used the slur while arguing that it was equally offensive as the term "Boomer," according to a statement from Interim President Joseph Harroz Jr.

"While the professor's comments are protected by the First Amendment and academic freedom, his comment and word choice are fundamentally offensive and wrong," Harroz said. "The use of...

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