Professor Harassed Asian Students With Racist Messages and Loses Her Job
March 27, 2020
This story was exposed by Sherrie Shaw, whose son-in-law is Chinese and was made aware of these racist messages sent by Kathryn Ralph, Ph.D. to other Chinese students. Kathryn Ralph held a position at Heterodox Academy, located in New York. The saved messages Sherrie was able to obtain are horrendous, to say the least.
Sherrie reported the incident along with the proof and the school immediately investigated the incident and fired Professor Ralph. Sherrie Facebooked the email she received from Heterodox Academy:
Heterodox academy learned this week that an HxA employee had made statements on social media that expressed contempt towards Chinese people and culture, particularly regarding the current Coronavirus pandemic.
As an organization
that champions responsible discourse in constructive disagreement, we promptly
reviewed the posts and determined they clearly fail to exhibit the
constructive, respectful engagement we expect of our employees and our members.
The statements also violate our standards of conduct. Our working relationship
with the individual involved has been terminated.