Dr. Cornel West made headlines last week when it was revealed Harvard University refused to grant to renowned scholar and activist tenure. People across the world were shocked and West has threatened to leave the renowned Ivy League institution. Now, West is explaining his latest quarrel with the school that he left once before over a disagreement with leadership. In an interview with The Chronicle of Higher Education, West expounded on the matter and reiterated he’s not backing down.
According to West, his “ridiculous situation at Harvard” is not an isolated incident, but rather “a symptom of a much larger crisis in higher education.” He said Blacks in higher education are often overlooked and passed over for prestigious opportunities no matter how deserving they are, West said.
“First, Black scholars and too many others are too often disrespected, devalued, or dismissed. Second, the fundamental aims of the quest for truth, beauty, and goodness Click here to read entire article