Some of the students in my class take a class with another member of faculty. That other, tenured, member of faculty has taken to abusing individual students in front of the whole class. This abuse takes the form of calling them "dumb" and "racist", and threatening to "report" them (whatever that means).
From my perspective, in my class the students are polite, diligent, and get on well with their peers. I'm happy to have them in my class.
Is there something I should / could be doing more than being as objective and supporting of them as possible for my own course?
The students have already started walking their complaints about the tenured faculty member up the university hierarchy. Each successive rung (department head, dean of school, provost so far) seems intent on fobbing them off.
If it makes a difference, the students involved are women of color and I am an older, white male.
Added: Apparently this behavior is not new. That's how the faculty member started out pre-tenure. The behavior modified. They were granted tenure last year, so the previous behavior has returned.