From NBC News:
David Batson’s resignation came after a video showing him and another faculty member discuss the performance of Black students went viral. The other professor seen in the video was fired.
March 13, 2021, 9:02 AM PST
By Janhvi Bhojwani and Nicole Acevedo
A second Georgetown University Law Center professor is leaving the school after a video of him and another faculty member discussing the performance of Black students in their class went viral.
David Batson, an adjunct professor, submitted his letter of resignation to law school Dean William Treanor on Friday, a day after he was placed on administrative leave Thursday.
Batson’s resignation came after Georgetown Law professor Sandra Sellers, the other faculty member seen in the video, was fired Thursday. …
“When suddenly and unexpectedly faced with such remarks, it is challenging to know how to appropriately respond,” he wrote. “In the moment, my heartfelt response was to point the discussion toward what I believe is our personal responsibility—to be aware of and respond to potential unconscious bias in all our undertakings.
“I understand, however, that I missed the chance to respond in a more direct manner to address the inappropriate content of those remarks,” Batson said. “For this I sincerely apologize.”
From The Gulag Archipelago by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn:
In addition, there were certain defendants who knew about all this talk and yet kept silent, did not write denunciations. (In our contemporary lingo: “He knew, but he didn’t tell.”)