Law Professor’s One Word Response Stuns Student Too ‘Traumatized’ to Take Exam Due to Grand Jury Decisions
Spoiled, entitled, bratty college students across the country have been gleefully exploiting the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York, trying to use them as a way of getting out of taking their final exams. And when one student tried to pull this on her professor, his response was priceless.
After the news began to spread of Columbia University granting their students extensions on their exams due to the protests of the recent Grand Jury decisions in Ferguson and NYC, other schools such as Georgetown and Harvard began requesting the same delays on their exams.
In the wake of this news, one student from Oberlin College emailed her professor with a similar request, stating:
“I do not know if you have been in conversation with any other students or faculty regarding finals. I do know, though, that the college administration has done very little, if anything, to support students who are struggling and feel traumatized because of the recent (and day-to-day) acts of racism in this country…
I am asking that you create an option (if you have not already done so) for students who do not feel like there are in a place, emotionally, mentally, or physically, to postpone the statistics final…
I know that you have the ability and power to make decisions like this, and I am asking that you use your power to support your students who have put so much energy into the class already. They are tired, they are hurting beyond belief, and their wellbeing needs to be prioritized.”
The professor’s answer wasn’t nearly as wordy, but it was certainly clear:
… The student who sent the email was upset with her professor’s response and decided to post this screenshot, which has since been made private or deleted, on her Facebook page. She also stated:
“TRIGGER WARNING: Violent language regarding an extremely dismissive response from a professor. This is an email exchange I had with my professor this evening. … We are obviously not preaching to the choir. Professors and administration at Oberlin need to be held accountable for their words and actions and have a responsibility to their students.”
You know, if Kurzer-Zlotnik wanted to be taken seriously, then maybe she should have proofread her error-ridden e-mail first, before sending it off to her professor and asking for exams to be cancelled. Also, Kurzer-Zlotnik apparently doesn’t have much of an opinion of her fellow students if they also happen to be minority students — after all, isn’t it a bit racist of her to assume that minority students are incapable of passing an exam just because black people, somewhere in the world, are going through a hard time? Her entire premise is actually pretty insulting to black students when you really think about it.