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OU prof equates "OK, Boomer" with the N-word, apologizes

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Quality education they're getting up there north of the Red River.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/11/us/oklahoma-professor-n-word-ok-boomer/index.html

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(CNN)A University of Oklahoma professor has apologized after saying "OK, boomer" is the same as saying "n***er," the university's student newspaper.

When a student made the comment Tuesday that journalists must keep up with younger generations, the professor said that was "the equivalent of saying 'OK, boomer' to him," the OU Daily reported.
"Calling someone a boomer is like calling someone a n***er," the professor then said, according to the paper, which said some of its staffers were in the class and witnessed the exchange.
The professor apologized in an email to students Tuesday evening, the OU Daily said.
 
 
"I realize the word was hurtful and infuses the racial divisions of our country, past and present," the professor wrote, according to the paper. "Use of the word is inappropriate in any — especially educational — settings."
CNN has reached out to the professor for comment, but has not heard back.
The university's interim president, Joseph Harroz Jr., condemned the comparison earlier in the day, saying "while the professor's comments are protected by the First Amendment and academic freedom, his comment and word choice are fundamentally offensive and wrong."
"The use of the most offensive word, by a person in a position of authority, hurt and minimized those in the classroom and beyond," Harroz said.
The term "OK, boomer," a viral meme among millennials and Generation Z, exploded last year on the TikTok social media app, where countless mocking videos are calling out what young people perceive as out-of-touch Baby Boomers and their patronizing opinions.

 

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I agree that the word Boomer is a repugnant fucking word, especially when followed with sooner. 

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23 minutes ago, RDCanecutter said:

What if I say "Boomro?"

I think it's OK if you say Booma'.  no 'R'

CSB, I'm solidly in GenX and one of my players on a 6th grade basketball team I coach, told me 'OK Boomer' after getting on them about something.  yeah, they ran for that.

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Saw this elsewhere.  Had this tidbit:

On Twitter, a student group calling itself the “OU Black Emergency Response Team” condemned use of the the racial slur.

“We do not condone or accept this behavior from any member of the OU community regardless of occupation or student status,” the group said. “This will not be tolerated or accepted and we expect full action be taken against the professor and college.”

The group also called for “accommodation” to be made for “students who have experienced trauma” because of the alleged incident.

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1 hour ago, bluto said:

What if I don’t use the hard ‘er’ at the end???
Ok, booma

Beat me to it.  Fucker.

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1 hour ago, BigHorn'13 said:

"The university of Oklahoma has the most national merit scholars..."

in Norman, Oklahoma.

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Similarly, I consider the term ginger a racial slur in the same way the n-word is.  It is hostile, derogatory, and specifically addressing someone's heritage and physical appearance.  

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On 2/12/2020 at 11:52 AM, Aqua Buddha said:

“OU Black Emergency Response Team”

Jesus, get a life. Or get one life and split it six ways if that's the best you can do.

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You know what's dumber than this prof saying this? 

Whining about it. 

Jesus, don't say stupid shit like that, and don't apologize if you do. 

Grow a fucking pair. 

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51 minutes ago, Elvis said:

Similarly, I consider the term ginger a racial slur in the same way the n-word is.  It is hostile, derogatory, and specifically addressing someone's heritage and physical appearance.  

Ok ginger

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On 2/12/2020 at 11:46 AM, gyroprotagonist said:

I think it's OK if you say Booma'.  no 'R'

CSB, I'm solidly in GenX and one of my players on a 6th grade basketball team I coach, told me 'OK Boomer' after getting on them about something.  yeah, they ran for that.

Frankly you should have denied them water during the middle of a hot August day until they got the drill right. That’s how I remember things getting done right during two a days. 

That’s what the boomers used to do to us Gen X’rs anyway.

Although nowadays that would probably get you arrested. 

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On 2/12/2020 at 11:52 AM, Aqua Buddha said:

“OU Black Emergency Response Team”

Is this a group that helps women after they've been blasted in the face by Joe Mixon?

Edited by Continental Op

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11 hours ago, Elvis said:

Similarly, I consider the term ginger a racial slur in the same way the n-word is.  It is hostile, derogatory, and specifically addressing someone's heritage and physical appearance.  

I feel the same about the word sinister. Us lefties have it tough. 

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18 hours ago, Elvis said:

Similarly, I consider the term ginger a racial slur in the same way the n-word is.  It is hostile, derogatory, and specifically addressing someone's heritage and physical appearance.  

Yet you way ginger but not the other one.

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On 2/13/2020 at 10:07 AM, Elvis said:

Similarly, I consider the term ginger a racial slur in the same way the n-word is.  It is hostile, derogatory, and specifically addressing someone's heritage and physical appearance.  

Uhhh no.

Edited by Chopper

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The only people who tell redheads they are gingers are faggy white guys whose social skills were developed by South Park.

Edited by StassneyHorn

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The only people who tell redheads they are gingers are faggy white guys whose social skills were developed by South Park.

So most surly posters, then.

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