Ethnic sensitivities threaten academic freedom

By January 28, 2008

A professor at Brandeis University, a prominent institution of higher education located in Waltham, Mass., was found guilty of racial harassment for using language Brandeis officials deemed offensive.

Brandies officials, however, never informed Professor Donald Hindley, nearly a 50-year veteran in academia, exactly what words spurred the verdict, but Professor Hindley suspects it was his use of "wetback" in his Latin American Politics course. Professor Hindley was not provided a formal hearing and is now subject to classroom monitoring...

Schools: Brandeis University