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Social OU professor: "Ok, boomer" is like the N-word. (Forced to apologize)

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    Peter Gade, director of graduate studies for the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication who has taught at the university since 1998, made the comment during a discussion about how technology and social media have changed journalism, according to the student newspaper OU Daily, which noted that “multiple” staffers were in the class. When one student said journalists should keep up with younger generations, Gade reportedly compared the remark to the “OK boomer” retort that has become popular on social media as a dismissive response to Baby Boomer condescension.

    “Calling someone a boomer is like calling someone a n—–,” Gade said, according to the OU Daily.

    Students on social media said they reported the incident to university leaders and some have said they won’t attend class while Gade is the professor, the OU Daily reported.

    Gade did not immediately respond to TIME’s request for comment. But a reporter for the student-run OU Nightly broadcast news shared an apology email he says Gade sent to his class Tuesday night.

    “I made an inexcusable mistake this morning in class with my choice of a word. I was wrong. I am sorry,” his email reportedly said. “I realize the word is hurtful and infuses the racial divisions of our country, past and present. Use of this word is inappropriate in any — especially educational — settings.”



    Not sure who the bigger snowflake here is. The teacher or the students.
     
  2. SRN SOCRATEEEES

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    Is he a boomer?
     
  3. Phisher Gold Belt

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    Yep.

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  4. Falsedawn The Opposition Platinum Member

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    Ok boomer
     
  5. SRN SOCRATEEEES

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    OF COURSE!!!!!

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  6. Slick_36 Bad Man from Borger, Texas

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    Ironic.
     
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    Some commentators have considered the phrase to be ageist. The conservative radio host Bob Lonsberry went as far as labeling the word "boomer" as "the n-word of ageism". Furthermore, Lonsberry stated that "being hip and flip does not make bigotry ok, nor is a derisive epithet acceptable because it is new."

    Francine Prose writing in The Guardian suggests the phrase reflects general cultural acceptance of discrimination against the elderly. Also writing for The Guardian, Bhaskar Sunkara criticized the meme in November 2019, saying that members of the baby boomer generation instead "need solidarity".

    Several French politicians have also accused the phrase of being ageist, with MP Audrey Dufeu Schubert deeming it an ageist slur in a special report on "succeeding in bridging the generational gap and fighting ageism”.
     
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    You know you have a really good insult when someone says it's like the n-word.

    Didn't that Cuomo clown from CNN try that recently with 'Fredo?'
     
  10. AnGrYcRoW I've done .... questionable things .

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    It is ageist ....


















    Unless you're talking to Boomer Esiason
     
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    I’m betting OK N-word gets a little more heated than calling an old white person Boomer.
     
  12. Happy Man Banned Banned

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    his brother the governor actually said it live on air. No outrage.
     
  13. Horus Green Belt

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    N word? Nougat?

    Outrage culture trying hard to spread its wings
     
  14. Platon Yellow Belt

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    He should apologize for being retarded
     
  15. I am your real dad I am surrounded by NERDs !!!

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    if you put both words together you get "bigger".

    We all need to be act a little "bigger" and stop letting words bother us. There are bigger things to worry about.


    You could also get "Noomer", but it sounds dumb.
     
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    It's rampant on these forums.

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  18. Bald1 War Room Can

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    Lol. No, no it isn't.

    While it's a dismissive phrase based on nothing but happenstance of birth and is therefore bigoted (bitch ass idea, but that's where we're at), let's not conflate a bunch of vaguely similar bs just because it fits our false narrative.

    And while we're at it; the LGBBQT conversation isn't the "civil rights struggle" of our time either. Nor are migrant holding/processing facilities concentration camps. All dogs are mammals but not all mammals are dogs kind of thing. Mmm'kay?
     
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    As an insult, "boomer" is laughably lame.
     
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