Harassment on the Basis of Ethnicity/Political Allegiance

TitleHarassment on the Basis of Ethnicity/Political Allegiance
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsAmerican Sociological Association,
PublisherAmerican Sociological Association
AbstractDifferences between a professor and and student arise due to the student's ethnic background and a comment made by the professor. When the situation escalates, the student drops the course. Is this an instance of harassment or a misunderstood joke? If the difficulty has arisen because of a misunderstanding, what is the professor's obligation to understand what is going on in the student's mind? Includes expert commentary.
OEC Unique IdentifierAmerican Sociological Association, Teaching Ethics Throughout the Curriculum