Lv 7
edward asked in Education & ReferenceTeaching · 1 month ago

Using derogatory terms in teaching?

I was watching the news yesterday and i heard about a teacher who was suspended for using the term “******” in class.  She’s an English prof in a University and she was teaching about derogatory terms in culture, why it’s okay for some people to say it and not for everybody else.  I do not understand why she was suspended for it.  IT WAS A TEACHING MOMENT!  If i said i don’t like Oxygen molecules because they insult me would they eleminate it from chemistry class?  I do not understand why people get so damn sensitive about a word a teacher used for teaching.  She wasn’t saying it to one person and it wasn’t to insult anyone.  Thoughts?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Maybe you shouldn't get so butt hurt about what you see on the news, sweetheart ;)

  • 1 month ago

    You are correct; but ******* have special rights and so now the 1st A only belongs to them according to the liberals.

  • 1 month ago

    While I don't know the whole story, but if you are using it in context in a classroom like "Let's look at the evolution of the word ____________" then it should be perfectly fine to use that word. If the professor only used it in that context, then in my opinion she should not be fired. But I wasn't there and the only thing I know about it is what you posed. And in general I support the right of the university to fire her, it should be made clear what the university position is about what is and isn't acceptable in a classroom.

    Yes, on YA! many words can't be used because most are going to be used in a derogatory sensed towards someone or something.

  • JuanB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I have 2 thoughts.  1) You seem pretty damn sensitive about it.  You do realize this happened up in Canada? You have to grasp into other countries to find something to rant about? Do you know if they even have Black people there?  2) Notice how the term is blanked out here?  If it doesn't fly on YA! where everything flies, then teachers in class should know better.

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