Congrats again to those pushing this story! We have folks arguing about some minor campus incident!
I will take issue with one comment from:
I can’t really agree with this. There are, in my opinion, multiple possible scenarios in which the professor said pretty much what he said in this instance and should have been reprimanded (or, gasp, "disciplined) for it. Maybe he was making an off-color joke, maybe he chose that example because of how it sounded, maybe he has a history of off-color jokes.
So I would say “In a common-sense world, this whole thing would have ended in a few days, after the complaints were considered, the professor was questioned, and his history was reviewed to see that he chose that example for benign rather than nefarious purposes”.
The sad upshot is that by blowing this story up some folks will once again think it’s perfectly OK to make off-color racial jokes and it’s just the “PC-police” and “cancel culture” making them feel bad.