‘No sanctions’ for music professor who showed 1965 movie some found offensive
College Fix Staff
A music professor who showed a 1965 movie version of Shakespeare’s “Othello” has not had further sanctions imposed on him according to his employer.
Sheng stepped down from teaching courses this semester in late September after criticism of an apology he sent out for showing the movie, which involves a white actor (right) wearing dark makeup to play the part of Othello, a Moor.
“No sanctions have been imposed on him,” the University of Michigan said in a November 3 statement. Professor Sheng “continues to teach composition lessons this semester” and “is scheduled to teach a regular course load during the upcoming winter term.”