“said her departure was to preserve her mental health”
Does anyone actually believe that San Diego State University has a racism problem? I mean, really.
The College Fix reports:
San Diego State U. lecturer announces resignation, blames racism
A lecturer at San Diego State University recently announced her resignation via Instagram, noting she has “been fighting white folks” since she’s been in her position.
Bonnie Reddick, a member of the Africana Studies faculty and director of the Black Resource Center, said her departure was to preserve her mental health “after years of battling with SDSU for programs, funding and support” for the BRC, The Daily Aztec reports.
Reddick specifically pointed a finger at colleagues Jessica Nare, the assistant vice president for community and belonging, and J. Luke Wood, vice president of student affairs and campus diversity. She claimed their behavior was “problematic, personal and racist.”
Nare allegedly had put up a bureaucratic hurdle to Reddick’s Black Scholars Summer Konnection program; Reddick said Nare was “playing games” and was “passive-aggressive” in one Instagram video.
Wood was accused of being “performative,” “transactional,” “ambitious” and would “step on anybody to fulfill his goals.” His leadership team (of which Nare is a member) allegedly engaged in “racist behavior.”
From the story:
Reddick also said when it comes to her story, she would like to point people towards the work of Audre Lorde, who says anger is an appropriate response to racist attitudes.
“What often happens is Black women will get characterized as angry, as if that is a bad thing,” Reddick said. …
“Maya Angelou said people will not remember you by what you said or what you’ve done. But they will remember how you made them feel. What about the folks on his leadership team that have very racist behavior, why doesn’t [Wood] address that?” …
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