Purdue Northwest chancellor urged by Asian groups to resign

Photo of Chancellor Thomas Keon provided by Purdue-Northwest
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HAMMOND — There are more demands for Purdue-Northwest chancellor Thomas Keon to resign after he impersonated an Asian language during the school’s winter commencement earlier this month.

Keon has already apologized for the remark that many are calling racist and that apology was even accepted by Purdue’s board of trustees and also formally reprimanded him.

But now the National Asian Pacific Islander Women’s Forum of Indiana and the Asian American Alliance say the reprimand is not enough.

They are demanding Keon resign calling his actions a “catalyst to expose Asian-focused hate and racism.”