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A white professor called police on a black student for putting her feet up in class

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https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/11/14/18095516/university-texas-usta-black-student-professor-911-racism

This story and the fact it happen at all just doesn't make any sense. First of all as a professor, the teacher is supposed to display and convey a sense of control over the discourse of the class room. Second, if she felt it was that damn offensive that a Black girl had her feet up, she could have simply asked her to leave her class or put her feet down. In large crowds, calling someone out when that person has no back up leaves them (usually) compelled to comply. Calling the police is not only over the top and unnecessary, but the professor disrupted the learning process of all the students in that class room over something minuscule; those students are paying to learn her job is to teach, she failed all of them on that day and that's a shame. Again and again the majority escalate non-issues into issues by running to the police as the be all answer to dealing with people of color.

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Agreed. But it should never have got to this point. When the teacher made the call to the police, if she was truthful and said it was because the student put her feet on a chair then the control centre should have told her that it didn’t warrant police intervention. The teacher should be charged with wasting police time. They should be out fighting real crime, assaults, drug crimes ect. This is a social issue, if there is any friction between students and staff then it should be dealt with internally.

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