Students stage multi-day protest over video that showed professor making racist remarks

Reed College leaders say instructor is under investigation for potential unprofessional conduct.

Students at Reed College held protests and sit-ins in response to a video posted to social media that showed a Reed professor making what Reed president Audrey Bilger described in a statement last week as “offensive and racist comments at a local business.”

About 300 students were packed into the main second-floor hallway and part of two stairwells at Reed’s central Eliot Hall late Thursday morning, and the protest on Wednesday reportedly unfolded similarly.

An extensive amount of graffiti had been written on the walls throughout the first and second floors of the building, calling for the professor in the video to be fired.

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