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Discrimination in the Classroom?

After the New York Times published an article last week regarding a student with a severe stutter being silenced in his college classroom, the professor at the center of the debate is finally speaking out to tell her side of the story. While Philip Garber, Jr., the student with the sever stutter, contends that Elizabeth Snyder, the professor at County College of Morris, discriminated against him by intentionally refusing to call on him in class and even asking him to not “disrupt” the class with his comments, Ms. Snyder contends that she did not treat him any differently than any other student and that her actions were not the result of any discriminatory animus.

So, was it discrimination or something else?

Copious amounts of hate mail and vicious emails to Ms. Snyder suggest that many people believe it was discrimination. Perhaps as many, however, wrote in to the New York Times suggesting that the article was incredibly biased, that it should have represented the views of Ms. Snyder or the College as well as Phillip’s views, and that it was unfairly prejudicial. If nothing else, it has certainly sparked a debate among many regarding discrimination in the classroom or in a college setting.

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