Monday, May 18, 2015

Professor’s Online Comments About ‘the Blacks’ Were ‘Noxious,’ Duke Says

The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 18th, 2015

A political-science professor at Duke University is in hot water over a comment he posted online generalizing about “the blacks” and “the Asians,” The News & Observer reports.
In a comment on a New York Times editorial about the recent protests in Baltimore, Jerry Hough wrote, in part: “Every Asian student has a very simple old American first name that symbolizes their desire for integration. Virtually every black has a strange new name that symbolizes their lack of desire for integration.”
Mr. Hough told The News & Observer in an email that his views were misunderstood. “I am 80 and figure I can speak the truth as I see it,” he wrote to the newspaper. “Ignorant I am not.”

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