Monday, May 18, 2015

Who Is Stereotyped Now?

Inside Higher Education
May 18th, 2015

For the last week, many in academe have been debating comments made on Twitter by Saida Grundy, a new faculty member at Boston University, in which she said, “Why is white america [sic] so reluctant to identify white college males as a problem population?” Amid the debate, some have speculated about what would happen if a white professor made generalizations about black students. Would such a person immediately lose his job, or would he suffer no more than some criticism?
It turns out that as Grundy was facing scrutiny, many students and academics at Duke University were finding and becoming appalled by comments posted to a New York Times discussion board by a Duke political science professor, Jerry Hough.

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