Student Assembly at Cornell Calls for Reevaluation of Appointment of Africana Studies Faculty Search Chair

The Student Assembly at Cornell University passed a resolution asking the administration to “formally reevaluate” its appointment of Grant Farred, as chair of the faculty search committee for Africana studies at the university. The resolution was introduced by Dara Brown, a junior who is chair of the Student Assembly’s Women’s Issues Committee. Her objections to the Farred appointment are due to the professor’s remarks to two African-American graduate students, who he allegedly called “black bitches.”

Brown told the Cornell Daily Sun, “The appointment of Farred indicates that we don’t have the support of the university in reversing sexism on campus.”

Here is a link to a news story about the incident involving Professor Farred.

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