This incident happened on Tuesday the 6th at Princeton University,when Professor Lawrence Rosen, who teaches a class titled Cultural Freedoms: Hate Speech, Blasphemy and Pornography, asked students what would be worse, “a white man punching a black man or a white man calling a black man “ni–er” “.
Malachi Byrd, a black, third-year student (pictured left), asked Rosen if he was going to keep using the n-word during class.
“Yes, if I think it’s necessary,” Rosen replied, according to the Princetonian.
At that point, Bryd stood up and walked out of class. He was followed by several other black students.
The Daily Princetonian reports the professor used the racial slur twice before students interrupted him.
“All the black students were looking at each other, as if asking whether he actually said that,” student Destiny Salter told The Daily Princetonian.
Byrd and the other students eventually returned to class, and Byrd pressed Rosen for an apology,
“I don’t think I need to apologize; I did not oppress anyone,” said Rosen.