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A Buffalo State College professor was caught on camera saying,

“I am sick of talking about Black Lives Matter.”

The professor, identified by WGRZ as Erica Cope, started out her statement with,

"Ok so I'm gonna say, and this is like me speaking honestly and you guys have to respond to me honestly with how you feel about this."

According to WIVB, she is a part-time professor at the College.

Katherine Conway-Turner, President at Buffalo State College, issued a statement via Twitter:

“Let me be absolutely clear—Black Lives Matter at Buffalo State College. The viewpoint expressed in a video clip circulating online by a part-time instructor clearly runs counter to all that we stand for at Buffalo State. While free expression and debate is welcome on our campus and in our classrooms, we must always recognize that free speech is not without consequence for those it reaches. At its core, Black Lives Matter is a human rights statement. While we do not yet have the full context of the instructor’s comments, the reality is the sentiment she expressed lays bare an insensitivity to the historic and current lived experiences of all people of color. Her message as presented is unacceptable. We must and we will strive for better. I have asked my Chief Diversity Officer to gather all pertinent details concerning the matter.”

The College says that it is investigating the matter and no action has been taken as of yet, aside from the President's statement.

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