A discussion of structural racism lead to a reprimand for Shannon Gibney, who teaches Intro to Mass Communications at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Three white male students complained they were singled out by Gibney, reports City Pages...That she feels safe even saying that says more than we need to know not only about her attitude towards white people, but about the environment in which she operates.
The vice president of academic affairs found it “troubling” that Gibney “alienated two students who may have been most in need of learning about this subject. . . . While I believe it was your intention to discuss structural racism generally, it was inappropriate for you to single out white male students in class. Your actions in [targeting] select students based on their race and gender caused them embarrassment and created a hostile learning environment"...
“I don’t feel safe in the class anymore,” Gibney told City College News.
“I definitely feel like I’m a target in the class. I don’t feel like students respect me,” she continued. “Those students were trying to undermine my authority from the get-go. And I told the lawyer at the investigatory meeting, ‘You have helped those three white male students succeed in undermining my authority as one of the few remaining black female professors here.’”
Friday, December 06, 2013
Doesn't It Make You A Racist If You Think You Should Feel Safe Intentionally Offending White Males?
She got a reprimand: