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US Law Professor's Racist Comments on Black Students Cause Outrage, Varsity Orders Probe

Sandra Sellers(left) is seen criticizing Black students as her colleague David Batson is seen listening. (Credit:  Hassan Ahmad/Twitter)

Sandra Sellers(left) is seen criticizing Black students as her colleague David Batson is seen listening. (Credit: Hassan Ahmad/Twitter)

The law school has promised a thorough investigation into the matter after professors Sandra Sellers and David Batson were seen discussing Black student's performance. and the former passing racial comments.

Amid Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s much controversial interview with US chat show host Orpah Winfrey wherein the Duchess spoke about facing racial undertones from the Royal family, an incident has surfaced where two Georgetown Law University professors have been caught making racist comments on Black students. The graduate school has promised a thorough investigation into the matter after Negotiations professors Sandra Sellers and David Batson were seen discussing a black student’s performance in a course they took classes of and it went viral. The viral footage has caused much indignation.

In a short 43 second clip, the woman identified as Sellers talks about interacting with the students and says a lot of them were ‘jumbled’. Then she goes on to say. “You know what? I hate to say this, I end up having this angst every semester, that a lot of my lower ones are Blacks,” she says. “It happens almost every semester, and it’s like, oh, come on. You know, we get some really good ones but there also usually are some of them that are just plain at the bottom.”

The other professor in the video, Batson is seen just listening to Sellers but nods on although he doesn’t say anything similar.

William Treanor, who is the Georgetown University Law Center’s dean has sent out a statement. “We learned earlier this week that two members of our faculty engaged in a conversation that included reprehensible statements concerning the evaluation of Black students. We are responding with the utmost seriousness to this situation.”

Although the professors were not identified in the statement by the school but the Georgetown Black Law Students Association named the duo as Sandra Sellers and David Batson. A student reportedly leaked the footage of the duo’s alleged racial conversation.

Most of the comments on the video criticized Sellers and many pointed out how Batson also failed to condemn her comments, which made him complicit in the incident.

“I recognize how hurtful this incident is to members of this class, to the members of the Black community, and to members of our community as a whole. I am committed to taking steps to support students through this and to addressing racism and bias wherever they appear,” Treanor added.