“Through training and open dialog we will further foster a climate that is safe, supportive, and welcoming to all”
This is happening because one student wrote a blog post in which she claimed to be the victim of racial bias from a professor.
The Boston Globe reports:
Suffolk University responds to student’s viral post alleging bias
Suffolk University’s interim president said Tuesday that the college will hold mandatory microagression training for all faculty in response to an outcry last week after a Latina student wrote a viral blog post saying she was the victim of a professor’s racial bias.
The interim leader, Marisa Kelly, said the school takes the incident seriously and wants to make sure no students feel discriminated against at Suffolk.
Kelly also listed a number of new administrators that have been hired in recent months to address matters of diversity and inclusion and said the school two weeks ago launched an internal climate survey to assess areas that need improvement.
“While these [microagression training] sessions will not make us perfect, it is my hope that through training and open dialog we will further foster a climate that is safe, supportive, and welcoming to all,” Kelly wrote in a blog post Tuesday posted on the university website.
The incident erupted last Friday when the website Buzzfeed wrote about the blog post by student Tiffany Martinez.
Martinez said an unidentified Suffolk sociology professor handed back a paper she had written and in front of the class and told Martinez, “This is not your language,” insinuating that Martinez had plagiarized.
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