A male sociology professor at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey was filmed dropping the F-bomb on a male student during a class discussion about sexual harassment on April 11.
Professor Howard Finkelstein was apparently trying to get Christopher Lyle — who identifies as politically conservative — to look beyond his own personal experiences and consider others’ experiences:
Did you really take the time to think to think about that might impact [gestures to the class]?
Lyle replied: “[Inaudible] real life example?”
Finkelstein fired back:
No, I’m asking you. F*ck your life.
Another student, Joey Smith, filmed the exchange and posted it on Snapchat where the video went viral.
Lyle told NJ Advance Media that he has clashed with Finkelstein during the semester and claimed victimhood:
I am being discriminated against at my school because of my beliefs. It’s a shame.
Lyle claimed that a college official pulled him out of another class the day after this incident because Lyle is a gun owner and the official wanted to make sure that Lyle wasn’t going to harm anyone.
Finkelstein did not respond to requests for comment.
Smith told NJ Advance Media that he was filming the class to show his friends why he hates taking the course:
[Finkelstein] is basically just lecturing this one student for the whole period. We are sitting there and he is speaking directly to Chris, going back and forth about personal thoughts.
The college said in a statement that it does not discriminate against people:
It is in the best interest of all members of our community for the college to do its due diligence when a student or employee mentions firearms during the process of an investigation. The matter concerning the student’s statements about firearms has been investigated and the incident is closed.
(Source: NJ Advance Media)
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