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White professors calls cops on Black student for having her feet up in class

Texas

Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 11/14/2018, 12:23 p.m.
Obviously, some white people still seem to think they are the keepers of what Black people can and can’t do..
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Obviously, some white people still seem to think they are the keepers of what Black people can and can’t do in this country, despite the Emancipation Proclamation made be President Lincoln more than 150 years ago and the Civil Rights Act in the late 1960s. The latest case went down recently at a Texas university, where a white teacher called the authorities on a Black student who had her feet propped up in class. The Texas university in San Antonio is investigating the incident, according to news reports. Student Apurva Rawal recorded the incident at the University of Texas at San Antonio and uploaded the footage to Twitter on Tuesday. “So this happened today in class, a girl had her feet up and the professor called the police after calling our class uncivil,” he wrote. “This professor stopped class entirely and stepped out to call the police just because one student had her feet up on a seat in front of her. Mind you she wasn’t talking or interrupting lecture.” In a letter sent to students on Tuesday, the university’s president, Taylor Eighmy, said initial reactions indicated that “feelings of marginalization on the part of some students ― especially our African American students ― are real and profound.” Two separate investigations are being carried out in relation to the matter, including “one on potential discrimination” and “the other on classroom management.” reports the Huffington Post. “For the best interest of all involved, the faculty member’s classes will be taught by another faculty member for the remainder of the semester,” he wrote. “The student involved in the incident has been welcomed back to class and offered support services.” A Twitter user under the tag @FavoritePaiges has claimed to be the student involved in the incident, writing that “upon entering class I was told I needed to leave or would be escorted out by officers. I never disobeyed the student code of conduct. Not once,” she tweeted. “A police report is being filed atm [at the moment], this is just the beginning.”