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Black Professors Sue #HBCU for Discrimination @HBCUDigest

Black Professors Sue #HBCU for Discrimination @HBCUDigest

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Kemit Mawakana says he first got wind that his future as a law professor was threatened two years ago, during a meeting with Shelley Broderick, his boss and the dean of University of the District of Columbia Law School, a historically black college. Broderick advised him to quit because the tenure application he had filed would be rejected, Makawana says. To be turned down for tenure, she told him, would “ruin your career.” Months later, UDC turned down Mawakana for tenure and fired him.  read the lawsuit here

Now Mawakana, who is black, is suing UDC for discrimination based on what says is a “policy of subjecting African-American professors seeking tenure and/or promotion to higher and more onerous standards than UDC applies to similarly situated white applicants,” according to the suit, filed in October.  Read ENTIRE HERE