After a distance-learning economics course, a temporary business school teacher failed to turn off his microphone and made racist remarks to a caller while students were still online.
“The worst students [he’s had] are black people. This sentence was uttered by a temporary teacher at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Economiques et Commerciales (Inseec) in Paris who forgot to switch off his microphone after taking an economics course away from home. To these racist remarks, an interlocutor nods and replies: “Blacks are terrible. “
A shocked student quickly shared the recording and reacted immediately as reported by Liberation. “We’ve heard enough of your conversation. I can no longer, ”said the young woman to the teachers who are still discussing.
As our colleagues explain, the story fortunately did not end there. The thirty or so students in this class at Inseec sent an email late Thursday afternoon to their teaching assistant.
“The two of them had comments that can easily be described as racist. The conversation was private, but many students attended […]. We let you judge the words contained in the video, which only covers a piece of the conversation
They write, asking for “the necessary measures”.
Their request was quickly heard. In a press release published on Friday, the management of the establishment explained that they had read the video extract posted on social networks. “The comments made are clearly racist and unacceptable,” wrote the management. They violate the laws of the Republic, the values of our civilization to which as an education group we are attached and anxious to transmit to our students. “
The management of Inseec decided to immediately lay off the temporary teacher. A judicial follow-up could be given to this case: “We are seizing our legal counsel to know if we are in a position to seize the prosecution of the facts of which we have thus been informed.