SDSU lecturer's use of stereotype sparks debate about academic free speech and race
The Don Powell Theatre at the SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Filmk on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in San Diego, CA.. - K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS

SAN DIEGO — Is Bob Jordan a victim of "cancel culture"? Or is he being justly criticized for his use of a stereotype about Black people during a course he teaches on cinema at San Diego State University? There are sharply opposing views on that at SDSU, one of several San Diego universities that have become embroiled in the heated national debate over what's acceptable language in an academic setting, especially during a time of heightened tension over racial justice. SDSU faculty last year revolted against a proposal that could have hurt their benefits if they said or did things that were per...