Shannon Gibney, a professor of English and African diaspora studies at Minneapolis Community and Technical College received a letter of reprimand from the college’s administration for creating “a hostile learning environment” for White students in one of her classes. Three White male students in her class on mass communication claimed that Professor Gibney concentrated too much on the issue of structural racism in American society and that this made them uncomfortable.
A letter received by Professor Gibney from the college’s vice president for academic affairs, read in part, “It was inappropriate for you to single out White male students in class. Your actions caused them embarrassment and created a hostile learning environment. For that reason, I have determined that a reprimand is warranted.”
Here is video of an interview Professor Gibney gave to the college’s student newspaper, City College News, about the incident.