Higher education is confronting the serious problem of sexual harassment. The issue constantly hits the headlines, and the University of California is not immune. Even on our own campus, a lawsuit filed against Prof. Gabriel Piterberg has shined a harsh light.
This has been a breathless quarter for higher education. Just on our campus, consider: “Kanye Western”; #BlackBruinsMatter (which triggered the launch of this CrossCheck platform); the Regents’ Working Group on Principles Against Intolerance (with anti-Semitism taking the limelight); hateful posters targeting student organizations.
Avila on Blackface
Prof. Eric Avila offers expertise on the history of black face in the United States. This post is connected with the Kanye Western CrossCheck.
Many of you have heard about last week’s “Kanye Western” party hosted by Sigma Epsilon Phi and Alpha Phi. Many of you have also heard my impromptu comments at the #BlackBruinsMatter rally. Waiting for the mic, outside of Kerckhoff Hall, I witnessed firsthand the pain and anguish on the faces of our African American students.