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Australian University Suspends Academic For Racist Emails

Published on 07/18/19 / In News & Politics

The University of Sydney has suspended a professor and government education adviser for sending racist emails.
Prof Barry Spurr referred to Aboriginal people as "human rubbish tips" and used racist terms to refer to Muslims and Asians in Australia.
The poetry professor said the emails were part of a "whimsical" game, but students are demanding his dismissal. In a recent review of the curriculum, Prof Spurr had advised that schools teach less Aboriginal literature. In them Prof Spurr refers to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott an "Abo-lover" - an offensive term for Aborigines - and to Nelson Mandela as a "darky".


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