Thursday, January 30, 2014

Read the open letter and petition on Shannon Gibney's case that received over 1100 signatures


Check out this open letter and petition submitted by Chaumtoli Huq, J.D. / New York Law School and Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, Ph.D. / Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, regarding the Shannon Gibney case. An excerpt:

...MCTC’s use of disciplinary procedures to silence discussion and awareness of structural and institutional racism, which negatively impacts minority faculty while at the same time disserving students, is what troubles us most. The action constitutes an instance of institutional discrimination that silences discussion of important social issues within the context of higher education, creates a culture of fear amongst the faculty, dissuading their teaching subjects touching racism at MCTC in the future, and, most importantly, disserves the interests of student enrichment, student learning and student preparedness...

Read the whole thing, along with over 1100 signatures and comments, here.


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