Chinese speaking professor suspended for "neige"

US academic is suspended for using the Chinese word for 'um' because it sounded like a racial slur

  • Greg Patton lectured on use of 'filler words' at University of Southern California
  • He mentioned the Chinese expression 'neige' (pronounced 'nee-gah')
  • He was placed on administrative leave while the university 'review the situation'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8701505/US-academic-suspended-using-Chinese-word-um-sounded-like-racial-slur.html

It is an innocuous expression, but an academic has been suspended for using the Chinese word for ‘um’ because it sounded like a racial slur.

Professor Greg Patton was giving a lecture about the use of ‘filler words’ during an online at the University of Southern California when he mentioned the Chinese expression ‘neige’ (pronounced ‘nee-gah’) saying: ‘If you have a lot of ‘ums and errs’... based on your native language, like in China... it might be nee-gah, nee-gah, nee-gah.’

A group of students threatened to withdraw from the rather than ‘endure the emotional exhaustion of carrying on with an instructor that disregards cultural sensitivities’, adding: ‘Our mental health has been affected.’

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found this on youtube, skip to 30 seconds if you're impatient

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHaGDVpbQaQ

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“A group of students threatened to withdraw from the rather than ‘endure the emotional exhaustion of carrying on with an instructor that disregards cultural sensitivities’, adding: ‘Our mental health has been affected.’”

Do these idiots realize they’re wasting their time by going to college and will be flipping burgers once they graduate?

Guess who will be forced to pay their student debt for them

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Wow, that really happened

WE WANT FREE COLLEGE SO WE CAN WALK OUT FOR ABSURD REASONS!

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Neige please

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Idiocracy at its best.

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Hopeless morons. They're probably not even black.

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Mountain Medic - 

Neige please

lol

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It's a Neigfest

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Can we admit this is the worst generation now?

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What a bunch of fags.

We should reinstate the draft to take only from university humanities departments. 

I don’t see a clearer path to fixing this. 

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Now you lose your job for just saying something that sounds like a racial slur when it obviously isn't. Common sense be damned. This is like when a teacher used the word "niggardly" which is a synonym for greedy. It has nothing to do with the forbidden magic N word, but oh my sweet angel in heaven it has enough of the same letters, let's try to ruin the guy. Or the news anchor who was talking about MLK and the words King and Junior ran together and came out sounding like "coon" for an instant before he corrected himself. Didn't matter that it was obviously a slip that could happen to anyone using any combination of words. He was straight up terminated over it. 

 

This is so out of hand it’s reached absurd proportions. 

 

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Russell Peters has a whole standup skit around this. CANCEL THAT RACIST 

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Wow, an actual example of language colonization.  You may not use any words in your language that sound similar to words that would hurt the delicate Western ear.

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SpeedKing9 -

Russell Peters has a whole standup skit around this. CANCEL THAT RACIST 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrsWp07BwVk

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Mountain Medic - 

Neige please

LOL

It's like when Lebron wanted to cancel the spanish word black on a crayon

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Brack Flagirity

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