Slang term use lands professor in hot seat

By January 25, 2008

A free speech organization has taken up the cause of a veteran Brandeis University professor who was disciplined by the school for describing the word "wetbacks" in his political science course.

Professor Donald Hindley was teaching a Latin American politics course last fall, when he told students the word "wetbacks" is a derogatory term used to describe immigrants from Mexico, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education...

Schools: Brandeis University