- The Washington Times - Monday, January 22, 2018

A San Diego State University lecturer who was investigated by the the California Attorney General’s office for discriminating against a white student will no longer teach the spring semester.

Oscar Monge recently captured national headlines when state officials sided with a student who accused him of discrimination. A spokesperson for the school now says the scholar, who told investigators that “it is quite easy to argue that ‘whiteness’ is synonymous with evil,” has been replaced.

“[Mr. Monge] is not teaching any classes this spring semester,” SDSU’s Jill Esterbrooks told educational watchdog The College Fix via email Monday. “This is still an open investigation and pending case. To protect the integrity of the review process and the privacy of all parties involved, we do not comment on pending cases.”

The scholar’s trouble began in February when Crystal Sudano, a student in one of his classes on Native Americans, looked into his thesis. The two disagreed over issues pertaining to the school’s Aztec mascot.

Mr. Monge left over a dozen messages on the student’s Facebook page, which included racially charged rhetoric.

“All in all, Monge uses ‘white’ whenever he wishes to explain someone who has done something wrong, or bad,’ the investigators said, the San Diego Tribune reported Jan. 18. “Indeed, in an essay to the investigator, Monge wrote, ‘It is quite easy to argue that “whiteness” is synonymous with evil.’”

“He shouldn’t be teaching,” Ms. Sudano recently told a local ABC affiliate. “He teaches hate.”

Mr. Monge did not respond to a request for comment from The College Fix.


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