Web Only
September 7, 2015

Native American student allegedly kicked out of class over 'genocide' dispute

Student clashed with history professor when it came to describing the Native American experience.

Image via Sacramento State Facebook page

A US professor and a Native American student allegedly got into a heated exchange when it came to genocide in Native American history. 

Chiitaanibah Johnson, a student at California State University, Sacramento, told a Native American publication she was ejected from a course after she stood up against her US history professor, Maury Wiseman, for suggesting the word genocide was "too strong" to apply to Native Americans' history. She added that the professor claimed she was "hijacking" the class, and was unfairly making him sound like a racist.

She told ICTMN