A few weeks ago, my English teacher started a web site for our class on blackboard.com. One of the sections on that site is a message board, and yesterday I came across this post, allegedly from my teacher (the bolding is mine):
Asl? what’s that? Language is fun isnt it? NYU heh? HOw is it? I’m teaching a lame intro to lit. class at queensboro for extra $$ (cant survive on this teacher salary alone) that class is on line also!! you haven’t infiltrated that one yet I see. Most of the kids I get now just arent all that interesting as people, I not motivated by them at all, they’re so caught in this dung ridden, media saturated, society. yes lets blasme the media everyone else does. Theres no reason for me to care one iota - they have zilch for personalities - all you need to know about them can be gathered by one quick glance at their attire: “Gap” “DKNY” “POlo” Tommy". Need I say more. Sorry for blowing your cover but why bother being incognito . Keep playing with their lame minds see if they star to notice you. So far, from what I can tell only Anti y’all has been responsive to what you’ve written but her response goes no deeper than mere surprise and curiosity. Your name appears on the student roster by the way so actually I have not really blown your cover if these losers were the least bit sophisticated they find out for themselves.
I don’t know which is more distressing, the way he writes or the way he refers to his students. Anyway, this was visible for his entire class to read, and as you can imagine I found it rather offensive. He’s usually a rather easy-going man, so this surprises and upsets me. Am I overreacting, or should I ask for a clarification and an apology? What would you do?