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Re: “Why Black Students Are Avoiding UC Berkeley

I was glad to read "Why Black Students Are Avoiding UC Berkeley." article. Part of the problem is the faculty--both black and white at U C Berkeley. Students don't have an inside view of this, as other professors do. But professors are reluctant to step up, especially if they are white. Most of the faculty at Berkeley in the humanities are white women who can be as racists as anybody on campus. Unfortunately, they do not response very well to other minority members.
Although white faculty have exploded since the passage of prop 209, white faculty (especially female) are not concerned with the treatment of Black Students at U C. Of course, they are not going to admit that. But in reality, they do not return emails, do not work with others to hire more Black faculty, treat any reference to Black Faculty as an affront.
I can give many examples, if there is anybody who would like to know.
White faculty at Berkeley is not just rude, but often unprofessional. Great leaway is given to White Europeans.Having no cultural background to American Culture, they often isolate themselves with White Americans, who cut them slack with being promoted without Ph.Ds. I am think of the director of New Media, Greg Neimeyer, who rejected my class on New Media and Technology. By rejection students without understanding their oral traditions, he creates the negative atmosphere in teaching, as the Black students attest to in the article.
Their usual stragedy is to exploit Black women faculty, who seem to be more
(Cecil Brown PhD, author of Dude, Where's My Black Studies Department? and the new book, Pryor Lives! How Richard Pryhor Became Richard Pryor)

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Posted by Cecil Brown on 11/07/2013 at 2:02 PM

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