A Murray State University professor has been suspended following a racial remark he made to a black student. The political science professor’s name is Mark Wattier.
Freshman Arlene Johnson was in Mark Wattier’s class early last semester and questioned him when he started a class film early before class was even scheduled to start, especially when she arrived on time.
Johnson says Wattier responded by saying “slaves never showed up on time either.”
The comment was not only racial but it was insulting. Johnson dropped the class and filed a complaint with the university. In the meantime, the professor, Mark Wattier is on unpaid suspension.