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GEORGETOWN LAW PROFESSOR BUSTED ON ZOOM WITH RACIST COMMENTS!

A white Georgetown Law professor was fired Thursday after getting caught on video belittling black students during a Zoom call with a colleague, saying they “usually” perform “just plain at the bottom” of her classes.

Georgetown Law Dean Bill Treanor said he was “appalled” by the conversation between now-terminated adjunct professor Sandra Sellers and another faculty member, David Batson, who was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

“I informed Professor Sellers that I was terminating her relationship with Georgetown Law effective immediately,” Treanor wrote in a statement released Thursday afternoon. “During our conversation, she told me that she had intended to resign. As a result of my decision, Professor Sellers is no longer affiliated with Georgetown Law.”  

A brief clip posted to Twitter Wednesday showed Sellers and Batson having what they believed was a private discussion about a class they jointly taught.

“I end up having this angst every semester that a lot of my lower ones are blacks,” Sellers said. “Happens almost every semester. And it’s like, oh come on. It’s some really good ones, but there are usually some that are just plain at the bottom. It drives me crazy.”

Sellers made the comments after saying “they were a bit jumbled,” prompting Batson to apparently nod in agreement, the footage shows.

“That’s the best way I can put it,” Sellers said with a laugh on the call. “It’s like OK, let me reason through that, what you just said.”

Sellers, according to the Georgetown Black Law Students Association, was referencing the only black student in her class. The organization quickly called for her immediate resignation, and a petition demanding her ouster garnered hundreds of signatures from students, alumni and several Georgetown faculty members.

“We demand nothing short of the immediate termination of Sandra Sellers as adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center,” the group said in a statement. “Not suspension. Not an investigation. The university must take swift and definitive action in the face of blatant and shameless racism.”

The revealing clip shows the “conscious and unconscious bias” in grading at Georgetown Law and in other law school classrooms across the country, the group claims.

“The difference is that Sellers was caught and her racism was broadcast for the world to see,” the statement continued.

The recorded call was leaked after it was available to students for several days, the Daily Beast reported.

Treanor promised a “thorough investigation” into the matter in a statement released Wednesday

“We are responding with the utmost seriousness to this situation,” Treanor said. “I have watched a video of this conversation and find the content to be abhorrent. It includes conduct that has no place in our educational community. We must ensure that all students are treated fairly and evaluated on their merits.”

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BLM HOUSTON SAYS HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE SHOULD RESIGN FOR BLACKFACE PHOTO!

Ashton P. Woods with Black Lives Matter Houston says the Constable in Precinct 5 should resign.

This is after an old photo of Constable Ted Heap was released showing him in blackface.

Heap says the photo is nearly 40 years old and he was simply portraying a TV character.

Woods says there is no time limit for those who show signs of racism especially law enforcement officers.

What do you think?

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DID NICK CANNON GO TOO FAR WITH HIS COMMENTS?

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State Lawmaker wants Racial Disparities Task Force for Covid 19!

On Wednesday, Rep. Thierry submitted a letter to Governor Abbott requesting the establishment of The Emergency COVID-19 Racial Disparities Task Force and garnered bipartisan support with 49 Texas House Members signing off.

“It is our hope with the implementation of this bipartisan task force, that we will move one step closer to revitalizing the health of our citizens and the productivity of our state,” stated Rep. Thierry.


For reference, please view the attached letter below: 

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Africans treated like sh*t in China because of Covid19!

Beijing is facing a diplomatic crisis in Africa after reports of alleged coronavirus-related discrimination against African nationals in China sparked widespread anger across the continent.

African students and expatriates in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou were last week subject to forced coronavirus testing and arbitrary 14-day self-quarantine, regardless of recent travel history, amid heightened fears of imported infections.

Large numbers of African nationals were also left homeless, after being evicted by landlords and rejected by hotels in the city.

Having reportedly contained the virus within China, concerns have grown in recent weeks over a so-called second wave, brought into the country by overseas travelers.

In Africa, however, governments, media outlets and citizens reacted angrily to the apparent rise in anti-foreigner sentiment, as videos of Africans being harassed by police, sleeping on the streets or being locked into their homes under quarantine circulated online.

On Saturday, the front page of Kenya’s biggest newspaper lead with the headline, “Kenyans in China: Rescue us from hell,” as a member of the country’s parliament called for Chinese nationals to leave Kenya immediately.

TV stations in Uganda, South Africa and Nigeria also ran stories on the alleged mistreatment.