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Call About Black Student at University of Texas Not Racially Motivated, Probe Finds


The University of Texas-San Antonio has given clean chit to a professor who hogged headlines earlier this week over calling police on a black student inside the classroom.

Anita Moss, who teaches biology at the university was alleged of using “racial bias” to oust a student from her class on Monday. A video clip of the university police escorting the student out of the class caused outrage among community members prompting the university to order an investigation.

Moss was reportedly angry over the student’s conduct in the class.

“Assessment, based primarily on the opinion of the student, is that racial bias was not a factor in the actions of the faculty member. Because the student feels the faculty member’s actions were not based in racial bias, she has elected not to file a formal complaint of discrimination with EOS regarding the incident,” investigation conducted by Equal Opportunity Services (EOS) noted.

However, the probe has found her guilty of mismanaging Monday’s class and using poor judgment to deal with the class situation.

University President Taylor Eighmy said in an email sent to the community members on Wednesday that the professor’s actions don’t warrant termination of her services.

“The instructor has a very strong track record of positive student evaluations, and she had no prior incidents of classroom mismanagement. Moreover, the students interviewed shared their opinions that the faculty member’s actions did not warrant her dismissal,” Eighmy said.

University officials have taken Moss off from regular classwork until spring of 2019. She will undergo compulsory classroom management training with UTSA Teaching and Learning Services.

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