While receiving her paper back, Tiffany Martínez, a student at the University of Boston was told by her professor, in front of the whole class, “This is not your language”
While looking at the paper she also noticed that the professor had written “This is not your word,” and circled the word “hence”.
To make things even worse, he wrote: ”Please go back & indicate where you cut & paste” on the top of the paper. She was also called in front of her class to receive her graded paper.
“The professor spoke loudly enough that students at the back of the room heard and asked if I was OK after class,” Martínez said.
No need to say that she felt terrified after this incident.
After calming down, she wrote a post about her experience as a US citizen and a first-generation college student. The blog post was titled “Academia, Love Me Back,” in which she wrote about “an institution extremely populated with high-income white counterparts.”
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