Professor Fired For Racist Remark -- Then Rehired

When two black students arrived late to Mark Wattier's class at Kentucky's Murray State University, the professor compared them to slaves. "Well, it's OK, I expect it of you guys anyway," he said, according to one of the students. Asked what he meant, he reportedly replied: "It is part of your heritage. The slaves never showed up on time to their owners and were lashed for it. I just don't have the right to do that."