Duke University professor under fire for online racist comments

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Once you've said it online, you've pretty much said it everywhere.

A Duke University professor was reportedly placed on leave after he had posted racially charged comments to a New York Times article online.

Jerry Hough voiced his opinion on the New York Times article titled "How Racism Doomed Baltimore," saying that Asian-American's do not riot because they are angry but because they are overworked.
However, Asian-Americans were not the only group he focused on.

Hough also made a comment about the riots in Baltimore and also stated that "...every black has a strange new name that symbolizes their lack of desire for integration." He then compared this to Asian-Americans saying, "every Asian student [who] has a very simple old American first name."

Hough told an ABC affiliate that he stands by his comments and that Martin Luther King Jr. was his hero. You can read his full comments on the New York Times article here.

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This Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 photo shows Duke Chapel in Durham, N.C. On Thursday, just days after announcing that a traditional Muslim call to prayer would echo from the historic chapel tower, Duke University changed course after being bombarded with calls and emails objecting to the plan. Instead, Muslims will gather for their call to prayer in a grassy area in front of the chapel before heading into a room in the chapel for their weekly prayer service on Friday. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)
DURHAM, NC - APRIL 21: An aerial view of the Duke University campus including the Duke Chapel (center) on April 21, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - APRIL 09: A view of the Duke University Chapel on campus of Duke University on April 9, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Replay Photos via Getty Images)
During a morning snowfall Tuesday Feb. 17, 2004 in Durham, N.C., students move across the Duke University campus on the main quad in front of the West Union Building. (AP Photo/Karen Tam)
DURHAM, NC - APRIL 09: A general view of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on campus of Duke University on April 9, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Replay Photos via Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 30: (EDITORS NOTE: Image is a digital panoramic composite) A general view of Wallace Wade Stadium as construction equipment sits on the field on campus of Duke University on November 30, 2014 in Durham, North Carolina. Following the Wake Forest vs. Duke football game last night, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to kick off a multi-phase stadium renovation project. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - MARCH 08: Duke University students gather around a bonfire to celebrate their victory against North Carolina on March 8, 2014 on campus in Durham, North Carolina. The Duke Blue Devils defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 93-81 earlier at Cameron Indoor Stadium. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 13: A general view of the Duke University Chapel following a winter storm on campus of Duke University on February 13, 2014 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - APRIL 21: An aerial view of Wallace Wade Stadium on the campus of Duke University on April 21, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - APRIL 09: A general view of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on campus of Duke University on April 9, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Replay Photos via Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - APRIL 09: A general view of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on campus of Duke University on April 9, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Replay Photos via Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - APRIL 17: A general view of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on campus of Duke University on April 17, 2012 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Ashley Yarber/Replay Photos via Getty Images)
Visitors explore the Duke University campus during Blue Devil Days Monday, April 24, 2006 in Durham, N.C. With classes over for the year and students focused on final exams and the upcoming commencement for graduates, the controversy that rocked the college campus in the days following rape allegations involving the men's lacrosse team has waned _ at least for now. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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