MISUNDERSTANDING

Kansas Prof Cleared After Using Slur

A four-month investigation into assistant communication studies professor Andrea Quenette at the University of Kansas concluded that a racial slur she used in class was in an educational context with no intent of racism. Quenette was on paid leave since November after using the slur in response to a question, prompting a group of graduate students to file a discrimination complaint. During the incident in question, Quenette merely pointed out the fact that the slur, which she said aloud, hadn't been spray-painted on the walls of the university.