“political science grounded in social justice”
Just last week, we learned that MSNBC’s Joy Reid was hired to teach journalism, now this.
Campus Reform reports:
Tennessee State taps Al Sharpton to teach ‘political science grounded in social justice’
Tennessee State University announced it has hired MSNBC host and progressive activist Rev. Al Sharpton as a Distinguished Guest Lecturer.
Beginning in January 2021, Sharpton will teach “in the area of political science grounded in social justice during the academic term.” Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover said that Sharpton has been an important part of shaping history.
The announcement of Sharpton’s new position posted on the university’s website calls him an “icon,” who “brings wealth” to politics.
Glover expressed the university’s excitement, stating that Sharpton will be able to provide insight for the students: “We are excited to have the Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil rights icon, serve as a distinguished guest lecturer at our university.”
“His presence means our students will be able to engage with a piece of history at a time when his insight is more relevant than ever before,” she added.
Glover added that he has helped shape history and that his role at the university will be a great opportunity for students to learn.
“Not only does Rev. Sharpton know American history and the role African Americans have played to shape that history, he has been an intricate piece of it as well. This will be an amazing opportunity for our students to learn from an individual who comes from the pages of the history books they are reading, and to gain knowledge directly from the source,” Glover continued.
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