Auburn professor uses offensive note as lesson racism

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - A racist note is being used as a teaching opportunity at Auburn University by one of it's professors.

Chippewa Thomas is an assistant professor in the college of education, and says she found a note written last week at the bottom of a flier she had hung that read "There's no room for hate on campus."

Thomas, who is black, said it's not the first time she's experience racism.

But she said she was surprised it happened at Auburn.

University spokeswoman Deedie Dowdle said the note was immature
graffiti. She said the university decided it would be impossible to
track down its author.

Thomas has discussed the matter in one of her classes that deals
with school psychology and counseling.

She said the incident prompted the school's multicultural center to hold a campus forum on hate speech and its effects.

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