Please provide more facts and a specific question. I am glad to answer with more details.
Since the professor will not talk with her about it, she should speak with the chairman of the department. It seems a stretch to accuse her of plagiarism for use of a sentence in a handout. The better course, of course, would have been to identify the source of that sentence if, in fact, she did use it.
Her school has an appeal process re such disputes and she should use that system as well as talk with her faculty advisor for guidance in how to prepare her appeal.
I wish her the best at the appeal board. The professor sounds like a jerk.
I would not advise bringing up the race issue unless she can absolutely demonstrate he has treated different ethnic groups differently. Bringing in race will not help her unless she can prove it effects his performance. This really is an academic issue and should be approached as such.
I do not know the rules and regs at her university, her faculty advisor would be the one to ask...........or a favorite professor.
You are very welcome. Glad I could help.
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