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University Condemns Comparison of ‘OK, Boomer’ to Racial Slur by Professor

A professor at the University of Oklahoma provoked outrage by saying the phrase “OK, Boomer” was like a racial slur for black people. He later apologized to students.

12.2.2020

The University of Oklahoma condemned the remarks of a professor who told his class that “OK, Boomer” was like a racial slur for black people . In the comparison, the professor used the slur.

A professor at the University of Oklahoma provoked outrage by saying the phrase “OK, Boomer” was like a racial slur for black people . He later apologized to students.

a rallying cry of younger generations. The class tittered at that remark, but then fell into shock as he continued: “Calling someone a boomer is like calling someone a” racial slur, Mr. Gade was quoted by the newspaper as saying. Molly Kruse, a 21-year-old senior who was in the class, said that the word jolted her. “I said, ‘Dr. Gade, I don’t think you should be using that word here,’” she said in an interview. Ms. Kruse said she was too stunned to remember the professor’s response, but other students later told her he quickly moved on from the topic. Ms. Kruse, however, said she walked out of the class at that moment and went to the dean’s office. Other students later joined her. Miles Francisco, a senior and co-director of the Black Emergency Response Team, a student group, said it was not the first time a professor at the campus had used the slur in class and justified uttering it “for educational reasons.” Those instances have been infuriating, but Mr. Gade’s use of the word was particularly upsetting, he said. “Here, it was, ‘Let’s compare ‘boomer’ to a word that’s rooted in historical violence,” said Mr. Francisco, who was not in the classroom. “This was a bit more jarring because it can’t even be excused as, ‘Oh, I was using it educationally or it was in the literature.” Image Peter Gade speaking at a Gaylord College event in 2013. Credit... Austin McCroskie/OUDaily The Black Emergency Response Team, an organization of black student leaders with the stated mission of confronting racism on campus, said on Twitter that it expected “full action to be taken against the professor and college.” “We do not condone or accept this behavior from any member of the O.U. community regardless of occupation or student status,” the organization said. “In addition, we expect accommodation be made for the students who have experienced trauma because of this.” In his email to students, Mr. Gade wrote, “I made an inexcusable mistake this morning in class with my choice of a word.” “I was wrong. I am sorry. I realize the word is hurtful and infuses the racial divisions of our country, past and present. Use of this word is inappropriate in any — especially educational — settings,” he added. He asked students to “please give me an opportunity” to show he was an instructor who was “trustworthy and respectful of all.” Ms. Kruse said she hoped the incident spurred changes at the university. “The fact that someone could really think that ‘boomer’ is the equivalent of the N-word, I don’t know,” she said. “I hope this is a wake-up call that our college needs more diversity and professors need to be trained in how to include all students.” Mr. Francisco, 22, said scholars at the university had developed a program called “Unlearning,” which teaches staff members how to recognize racism, sexism and homophobia and to promote inclusion. “There have been a lot of faculty and staff who have taken these trainings,” he said, but they are not mandatory. “The faculty who really need it are not taking it,” Mr. Francisco said. In a separate statement, university officials said that the First Amendment protected Mr. Gade from disciplinary action. Deans from the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the journalism unit of the university, will attend Mr. Gade’s next class on Thursday, Ms. Kruse said that students had been told. In its statement, the university said students “will have the opportunity to meet with Gaylord College leadership to voice concerns and have a conversation about moving forward.” Advertisement Read more: The New York Times

As a middle aged white man I feel qualified to say this: old white men continue to prove they are the most fragile of snowflakes. 2020! One would think college students would understand the importance of context and intent with language but apparently they don’t teach that in college anymore. Out comes the white uneducated supremacists types

Got me thinking, what SOB is racist against? So much for academic and intellectual debate. 🧐 Orl-Korrect Boomer! So what comparing a slur that has hundreds of years of hatred towards a race vs a meme that supposed to make fun of close minded elders so comparable

University of Oklahoma denounces professor who compared 'OK, Boomer' to N-word'The use of the most offensive word, by a person in a position of authority, hurt and minimized those in the classroom and beyond.' Freedom of speech. Don't really give a damn either way. So many hilarious people in the world just competing for most victimized..... I get why his use of the word was wrong and agree with the school for admonishing him for using, but why is his personal opinion about the usage of the word 'boomer' also considered offensive by the school?

If he thinks it's a slur, than it's a slur. You can't tell someone what they can or can't feel about something. If he thinks it as bad as the 'n' word, than it is (in his mind) and should be treated as such. PatMcAfeeShow Oh please. Did he say the actual racial slur out loud? He must have been an SAE BoomerSooner

This shocking 'slur' is used in nearly every gangsta rap song and I don't see CNN writing any stories about it. So, the faux uproar must be on account of who said the word, not that the word was, GASP!, uttered. Who’s to say this isn’t the precursor to prejudice against the “boomer” generation. The “ boomer “ generation paid into the social security network and is owed according. What if “future” generations want to cut them off?

So an ageist slur is OK? Since when? Good afternoon from a Black blogger 👋. Keep Black people out of this. The phrase 'Ok, Boomer' originated from New Zealand as a clapback to an older politician: so was, Cowboy tons of examples of words taking new meaning...

University of Oklahoma Professor Allegedly Claims Saying 'OK, Boomer' Is as Offensive as the N-Word'His comment and word choice are fundamentally offensive and wrong,' University of Oklahoma Interim President Joseph Harroz Jr. said At a university where “Boomer” is part of their chant? Ironic. Uh, oh. *Triggered white boomer alert* OKL Boomer

The Community is very picky about who gets to use their favorite word. Ok, Sooner Boomer. Sadly Boomers I feel oppressed by you and not just because of your age fine because of your Majority now Terrorist Population World Wide. It is too little known that the KKK is a Secret Holocausting Grp who never tell how bad because it is rape, torture and murder-Oppressive4all!

When people try to run down old people crossing the street then two slurs will be more similar. But ok boomer is ageist, treating a class of people as one and assuming the worst of them. Really? I don't think so. I'm a boomer 09 25 1952. In proud to be one. Jealous. Another progressive victory. It was said & used in a derogatory fashion. Are we honestly going to say that some derogatory terms are okay? Or less offensive? That dog just doesn't hunt!

I am so glad I'm a Boomer. Oooooooook-laboratory’s

University of Oklahoma denounces professor who compared 'OK, Boomer' to N-word"The use of the most offensive word, by a person in a position of authority, hurt and minimized those in the classroom and beyond." idiot as a boomer with three houses spending my winters on the coast playing on my 42 sailboat.,If I cared one whit what some punk kid living in his /her parents basement said I would probably consider it a pejorative. Fascinating how the left justifies insulting one demographic while allowing and encouraging the insult of another. Yes professor you are 100% correct. It is an insult. Both phrases are insults directed at a specific subset of people, so what's the problem?

students listening like: The generation that coined, “don’t trust anyone over 30” is really self-important. OK... but did he direct it at anyone? It's just word unless hurled at somebody or even about somebody. That's not what happened. 1) It's patently ridiculous to compare 'OK Boomer' (or any other word(s)) to the N-word 2) It's weird that the utterance of a single word (even a very ugly word) seems to cause a lot of us to retire to our fainting couches. 3) Wanna make a word more powerful? Ban it.

deray He looks like the grandpa from the end of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. So an entitled boomer? Thanks for the news I guess Woke=Cancer Culture. America 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️😂😂

University of Oklahoma denounces professor who compared 'OK, Boomer' to N-word"The use of the most offensive word, by a person in a position of authority, hurt and minimized those in the classroom and beyond." idiot as a boomer with three houses spending my winters on the coast playing on my 42 sailboat.,If I cared one whit what some punk kid living in his /her parents basement said I would probably consider it a pejorative. Fascinating how the left justifies insulting one demographic while allowing and encouraging the insult of another. Yes professor you are 100% correct. It is an insult. Both phrases are insults directed at a specific subset of people, so what's the problem?

it actually serves to highlight the arrogance and ignorance of the user, reinforcing that they are indeed, immature and ridiculous I am a tail end Boomer but I have zero problem with 'OK Boomer.' Majority of Boomers engage in hateful rants about Millennials, that they're lazy, want free stuff, have no social skills, are snowflakes, want a trophy when they lose. OK Boomer is self-defense. 'bout time too.

Oh ffs One can argue it is an ageist slur but not racial slur. Ping boomerprn It’s an intentional generational slur from socialist operatives designed to create a new axis of division. The gullible news media and LW campaigns embrace this deception. Aging and skin color are both natural... Lmao how is he in charge of graduate studies? He seems...out of touch. With reality.

Jeez grow some epidermis people. This is such a twisted hoot. The prof made a comparison that may be a reach, but he has a minor point. Getting crucified for just saying the n word, when that is the word you are discussing academically, is kind of ridiculous. Boomer! OK? It’s pretty amazing how often otherwise smart people say really, really stupid shit.

University of Oklahoma Professor Allegedly Claims Saying 'OK, Boomer' Is as Offensive as the N-Word'His comment and word choice are fundamentally offensive and wrong,' University of Oklahoma Interim President Joseph Harroz Jr. said At a university where “Boomer” is part of their chant? Ironic. Uh, oh. *Triggered white boomer alert* OKL Boomer

OK Sooner. Tôi tạo ra sự sống ! Vậy tôi là duy nhất ! Vạn vật và con NGƯƠi chỉ là ý thức của tôi. Tôi ko có thứ 2. Chỉ có bạn và tôi ! Khi tôi và bạn hoà làm 1 thì đa là bất tử rôi! Very odd, their school fight song is actually called “Boomer Sooner” ! Stop worrying about black folks we're going to vote for who we chose to vote for if REPUBLICANS can vote for a FECE LIKE tRUMP WE LOOKS GOOD VOTING FOR BLOOMBERG

And what was that slur? Because, to rip off mulaney, if you can say one in the tweet and not the other, one is clearly the worse slur Only because their sports cheer is 'Boomer Sooner.' As soon as the word 'boomer' becomes taboo, they have nothing. *Curb Your Enthusiasm theme plays* This comma, which splits a verb ('saying) from its object (the thing said), shouldn't be here; there's a missing single quotation mark at the end of a quote within a quote. NYTimesCramer

OU students (who attended his courses) should ask for a refund, and the professor should retire as his basic neurological functions are starting fail. OU is a mess in sports and now partially academia. OK Boomer

University of Oklahoma denounces professor who compared 'OK, Boomer' to N-word'The use of the most offensive word, by a person in a position of authority, hurt and minimized those in the classroom and beyond.' Freedom of speech. Don't really give a damn either way. So many hilarious people in the world just competing for most victimized..... I get why his use of the word was wrong and agree with the school for admonishing him for using, but why is his personal opinion about the usage of the word 'boomer' also considered offensive by the school?

tbh, the more I hear about this kind of shit, the more respect I have for black people. Their patience must be immense when coming across old white guys shouting that ''boomer' is as bad as the N word. Just take away all the words, and we can all mumble to each other. He has a point though. I don’t think it’s right to be using slurs of any kind. They’re damaging to society. Why can’t we just discuss matters calmly & with respect? I’d never say “ok boomer” even though I do think there are issues between generations that need resolving

Ok worst generation ever My dearest usa, what the fuck University of OK Boomer Ok Boomer is a racist term. Perhaps he could have made his point in other ways.



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