University of Ottawa defends professor using N-word in class

University of Ottawa defends professor using N-word in class 1


Students angry after professor used the N-word in a class about language. CTV's Leah Larocque reports.

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50 Comments on "University of Ottawa defends professor using N-word in class"

  1. Could be a case of critical thinking vs critical thought.

    Same event as the wilfred laurier university controversy…?

    • Isn’t thinking the verb form of the noun thought? How do they differ practically?

    • @d jb essentially critical thinking is the individual researching facts and coming to a conclusion, whereas critical thought is something that you are presented facts (sometimes cherry picked or skewed), and you are told how you should feel or think based off of those selected factoids. (Essentially what you would find in most universities and why there is the sense of creeping liberalism in the education system).

  2. Rusty Peterson | October 21, 2020 at 10:33 AM | Reply

    Where that term is constantly in rap songs, movies and said amongst themselves all the time………fake outrage is what it is

  3. Lenny Bruce spinning in his grave.

  4. Gonna need the context in how the word was used, or the story is a throw away.

  5. He did not USE the word, he MENTIONED the word. Google the use-mention distinction.

    • @Francine Levesque Francine, ignore the twits. I see there are a lot of them, as usual, and as usual, overwhelmingly male.

    • Francine Levesque | October 21, 2020 at 6:59 PM | Reply

      @Anthony Hiscox this is not the same at using pronouns.. what a ridiculous analogy. You are lumping things together that don’t belong.

    • Francine Levesque | October 21, 2020 at 7:01 PM | Reply

      @Anthony Hiscox and no, there aren’t a super ton of words I don’t feel comfortable using.. only this one.

    • NoTimeLikeThePresent | October 21, 2020 at 10:10 PM | Reply

      @Sharon Massey That’s pretty sexist.

      Please stop your bigotted hate crimes.

    • @NoTimeLikeThePresent I see you don’t know what “sexism” means either. Consider getting an education. Your response makes zero sense.

  6. You taking someone else’s words out of context isn’t them being racist. You can’t just scream out “Racist!” to whoever uses words that are socially affiliated with negative stigmas. Ridiculous that this was even an issue to begin with

  7. How our we supposed to form a judgment without context? This is lazy. For all we know he could have been quoting a passage and said the word, which is completely fine. Again hard to tell because lazy journalism.

  8. How do we teach history when everyone is constantly offended by it? If this had happened in any other subject, it would be justified outrage. This is simply ridiculous.

    • Daniel Normand | October 21, 2020 at 5:31 PM | Reply

      Keichimaru no it’s not. He did not need to use the full word. Saying the n word everyone would had understand what word he was talking about. Saying n word instead of the full word shows respect to the community that been oppressed from the start of slavery and as we can see in the comment section and this professor have learned nothing.

    • @Daniel Normand It was a language class discussing the appropriation of the word. Either you need to go back to English and learn some simple definitions, or your moral compass is highly skewed and exactly why we need to discuss these things in classes. Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.

  9. Too little too late… they couldn’t care less untill the politicians told them that they were 100% wrong.

  10. NoTimeLikeThePresent | October 21, 2020 at 4:04 PM | Reply

    Finally some professors standing in solidarity with an educator. Enough bowing to simple minded children who have been brainwashed by CRT.

  11. It’s like Hogwarts trying to teach students about Dark Arts History without saying Voldemort.

  12. Lazy reporting, what actually happened?

  13. how is it racist if it wasn’t directed at anyone

  14. The Ardent Paladin | October 21, 2020 at 4:52 PM | Reply

    What starts with N ends with R and is really annoying? Your neighbor!

  15. It’s all about how its used and the context. Next questionnn

  16. Im sorry, did he actually use the word or did he just say the word out loud?

  17. I can’t believe this is even news.

  18. What’s the context?, how is this reporting? lmao

  19. Liberals—->Offended by everything but ashamed of nothing

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