A term used by a university professor against a Palestinian student sparked a wave of condemnation in Tunisia, prompting some to call for the aforementioned professor to be held accountable for charges related to practicing racism.
Students and activists circulated information indicating that a professor at the Faculty of Law in the state of Ariana, adjacent to the capital, resorted to mocking a student of Palestinian origin by calling her “the lady of the occupied territories.”
The General Union of Tunisian Students issued a statement expressing “the rejection of all forms of harm to the dignity of students or discrimination against them on the basis of nationality, race or color, and the categorical rejection of any form of violence or harassment (pressure) against students by teachers, and the categorical rejection of exploitation The teaching authority of teachers to pass stances hostile to human values and human rights and bearing any form of discrimination.
The “National Campaign Against Normalization with the Zionist Entity” also praised the efforts of the Students’ Union in “opposing the racist practices of this professor against the rights of the Palestinians.”
The “Fak stories” page, which monitors news of Tunisian universities, recorded “one of the professors at the college took advantage of her character and diminished the respect of many of her students several times, and each time the affected students refrained from doing any complaint about her behavior for fear of assigning them a bad number.”
She added that the teacher crossed all these limits and distinguished between students on the basis of their nationality. She used to call the students by their names. She called a Palestinian student “The Lady of the Occupied Territories,” and she previously spoke about the Palestinians in a bad way in the first semester.
One of the professors in the college took advantage of her character and disrespected many of her students many times, and each time the affected students …
Publiée par Fake Tales sur Lundi 1 mars 2021
Source: RT + social networking sites