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Ohio State professor in hot water for using phrase ‘Jewing down’ in virtual lecture

An Ohio State University professor has apologized for using the phrase “Jewing down” twice during a virtual discussion in October.

Jackie Buell of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences also disparaged Mexico (where “Jewing down” allegedly routinely occurs) and Mexicans (they still try to “Jew down” when they’re in the U.S.).

As noted by Jewish Journal, Buell claimed “Jewing people down is the way of the world” in Mexican shops.

“You want to be buy a blanket that has $5 on it, and you say, ‘I’ll give you $2 for it’ and they say no, and you just start walking away, and they say, ‘Three dolla!’” Buell said. “They just want to get what they can out of it. But now they come to this country, we get people that come in the market all the time that want to Jew us down on the vegetables.”

According to the report, Buell said she didn’t associate the word “Jew” with “any particular person or group.” She noted in her apology that “everyone has ‘blind spots,’” and said she was “sorry to have offended anyone.”

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On his SiriusXM show, Dan Abrams said he could not believe that Buell, a PhD, didn’t know Jews are a “particular group” of people.

“I hate cancel culture,” Abrams said. “If she truly apologizes with a more sincere apology, I’m certainly not going to call for her to be fired. But you tell me, if she had used a similar word to disparage a different minority group, would she still be employed by Ohio State tonight?”

Ohio State said it has started an investigation into the matter.

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