Professor Urges Students To Use Deodorant -- Was The Controversial Email Racist?

A Houston's professor sent an email urging some students to be more attentive to matters like body odor. A few blasted him as a racist. Is this the case?

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source: Young Men's Health

An unnamed professor of engineering at the University of Houston, who wanted to give a lesson on body odor and personal hygiene, is facing significant backlash from school officials and students.