U. of Oregon Law Professor Suspended for Wearing Blackface at Halloween Party

As reported in Inside Higher Ed, “Shurtz sent a note to students saying that she thought her costume would teach others about the diversity issues raised by Tweedy’s book, . . .Black Man in a White Coat (Macmillan) by Damon Tweedy, which tells the story of . . . the racism he experienced in medical school.”

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One Comment on “U. of Oregon Law Professor Suspended for Wearing Blackface at Halloween Party

  1. Cultural competency is taken for granted, especially among teachers, Dr. Ruha would reemphasize the benefit of racial literacy as a practice to dismantle previous acts of offensiveness to gain a greater understanding of why we think the way we think. Law professor Nancy Schultz’s intention merely reinforced the underlining message that she needed to connect with her implicit bias surrounding Black men in white coats before trying to help her students. Nancy missed the mark.

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