June Chu, dean of Yale’s Pierson College, is in trouble for posting anti-white rhetoric in Yelp reviews. Yelp is an online review website, often used to rate and critique restaurants. Once screenshots of her Yelp reviews were circulated, her account was deactivated and she said the following about her rants:
Chu, whose Yelp account has since been deleted, sent an email to students at Yale’s largest residential college to apologize for her “insensitive” reviews and admitted they were out of line.
“I have learned a lot this semester about the power of words and about the accountability that we owe one another,” Chu wrote in the email. “My remarks were wrong. There are no two ways about it. Not only were they insensitive in matters related to class and race; they demean the values to which I hold myself and which I offer as a member of this community.”
Chu has been placed on leave.