Black Professors Push a Major University to Diversify and Confront Racism

Professor Gary King said he was stunned at a not-subtle suggestion that many job candidates from underrepresented minority groups are not qualified. He was stunned, too, that an administrator would dare say that to him, according to the Washington Post.

The episode spurred King to join colleagues for a pair of recent reports about Penn State. The first, in 2020, detailed the stagnation of efforts to increase the number of Black professors at the flagship campus and the burdens on those who are here, the story reads.

The second, in March, revealed through a survey the slights, indignities, microaggressions, systemic obstacles and overt racism that many Black professors say they have endured in State College and on affiliated campuses throughout the state, writes Nick Anderson.

Read the full story from the Washington Post.

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