Wednesday, February 12, 2020
OK, Boomer — that’s “fundamentally offensive.”
The University of Oklahoma is denouncing a professor who compared the popular ageist catchphrase to the “N-word” during a senior journalism class.
Peter Gade, director of graduate studies at the university’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, used the racial slur during a class Tuesday while comparing it to the trendy “OK, Boomer” putdown — claiming the phrase was equally offensive, according to a statement released by interim president Joseph Harroz Jr.
Yeah, that's right! Don't be ageist.