I spoke with my students about it this morning and felt the need for someone to respond with what my university is really all about and inject a little truth in love in the process. I've copied my post to Channel 12 below which you may end up seeing on other online news sources. Please feel free to comment or tell Obama I'm praying for him today.
ORIGINAL COMMENTS AS POSTED AT NEWS 12 Chattanooga:
Submitted by Dillon Burroughs (not verified) on
I teach at
As a school, it is improving in its fight against racism. If it wasn't, I would not teach there. If it stops improving, I will personally quit my job so an African American professor can teach in my place. I care that deeply about ending racism.
I'll apologize for the whole school on this one and say I'm sorry it happened. Every person I know on
Regardless of the controversy surrounding who wrote the comment, whether white, African American, or otherwise, it was highly disrespectful and inappropriate.
It ultimately doesn't matter whether a student did it to get attention or whether the offender was white or African American. The fact is that a student wrote a highly inappropriate comment about our nation's President-elect. That sucks and should not continue.
So guilty student, whoever you are, stop making yourself, your school, and Jesus look like redneck racists and Klan member wannabes by your racial slurs.
Instead, let's agree to pray for our nation's new leader and do all we can to help promote the love of Jesus.
And stop calling people Nigga because Jesus hates racism. Plus, I think He even likes good grammar.