“as retaliation when it extended her contract for five years”
Who could blame this professor for suing?
The College Fix reports:
University retaliated against instructor by making her teach women’s studies: lawsuit
Apparently we aren’t the only ones who question the value of women’s and gender studies.
A jury is considering whether the University of Michigan discriminated and retaliated against Asian-American husband-and-wife faculty who were trying to expose “discrimination and inequity” in their department, MLive reports.
One of the allegations: The university took away lecturer Emily Lawsin’s American culture classes and forced her to teach women’s studies as retaliation when it extended her contract for five years. The university initially didn’t renew her contract last year.
Her husband Scott Kurashige resigned in 2014, following what he calls a “constructive discharge” as a tenured professor and director of the Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program. He now teaches at the University of Washington-Bothell.
Kurashige’s constructive discharge followed the “discriminatory and hostile treatment” from American Culture department leaders, in response to his “continued pursuit of exposing discrimination and inequity” in the department and College of Literature, Sciences & the Arts. Their lawsuit is seeking reinstatement of his two positions among other things.
The couple claims that the university’s diversity efforts “rely heavily on symbolism,” explaining the flight of faculty of color for the past two decades.
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