He dropped the n-word multiple times. Nevertheless, at least one group says Duquesne University should not have fired Gary Shank.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Philadelphia-based FIRE disputed the university’s action, and the AAUP, headquartered in Washington, D.C., urged Duquesne President Ken Gormley to reinstate the professor while his case is adjudicated, saying he should not have been placed on leave without a hearing.

“We have 30 days to grieve the termination and certainly will do so,” Mr. Shank’s attorney, Warner Mariani, said Wednesday, reacting to Duquesne’s letter.

If you wish to defend a man who used the n-word in the way he did, don’t.