We’re learning of a blatantly racist remark directed at the 12-year old winner of the Scripps Spelling Bee.
This time it comes from an award winning professor from the University of North Dakota.
WDAZ reports Roxanne Vaughan made the remark on social media after Ananya Vinay of Fresno won the prestigious national competition.
“I’m sure she’s an immigrant, not worthy of interacting with our pure Americans. Send her back,” Vaughan wrote on her personal Facebook page.
Vinay is the 13th straight Indian American winner of the spelling bee.
The post has since been taken down.
Vaughan has not commented further, but others have.
Roxanne Vaughan is disgusting racist & isn’t “pure” anything.
Distinguished UND professor under fire https://t.co/Swzy0IcsQp
— Celia Boyce (@C_BOYCE) June 4, 2017
UND also commented, stating the statement “is certainly not in keeping with University statement core values. We know we have work to do in that area and this underscores the fact that we have a lot of work to do.”
Vaughan had just been named a distinguished professor at UND in May.
ht Jason Fong
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