NORMAN, Okla. — UPDATE: On Feb. 14, OU’s Gaylord College announced that professor Pete Gade agreed to step down from teaching the affected class for the rest of the semester. He will also attend training sessions on diversity and culturally competent communication.
- A University of Oklahoma professor compared the phrase “OK, Boomer” to a racial slur in a senior journalism class on Tuesday, according to the university.
- A statement released by interim president Joseph Harroz Jr. condemned the professor’s actions, but said the comments are protected by the First Amendment and academic freedom.
- He said the professor failed to meet the standard set by the university.
- Read the full statement below:
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