Two members of Congress and a state consultant from Illinois have written to the College of Illinois at Chicago to complain about “the disturbing racist imagery and tropes [used] by a professor on the UIC Faculty of Dentistry. There are additionally further experiences of this professor utilizing racist imagery and tropes of their instructing. This unacceptable conduct has no place in our society, not to mention in an academic setting.”
They added, “A latest revelation made us conscious of a noose showing in a PowerPoint presentation for seven years, which is disturbing. This professor has continued to show with none response or motion from the college. College students of shade have reportedly continued to be focused on the college from being requested about their ’pure hair’ to being known as the n-word.” The letter didn’t determine the professor.
The Chicago Tribune reported that Adrienne Nazon, vp of exterior relations and communications, mentioned college directors launched an investigation into the allegations and can reply to the legislators. “UIC doesn’t tolerate discrimination or harassment in any kind wherever on campus. The college is dedicated to a secure, respectful and welcoming campus setting for college kids and workers, each in and out of doors of the classroom,” she mentioned.