By Ann Brown
Past #MeToo allegations have come back to haunt well-known scholar and professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. Dyson was set to be hired at Vanderbilt University but some students are trying to block him from joining the faculty.
According to Her Campus, an online magazine targeting female college students, Dyson was accused by multiple Black women of sexual misconduct at Georgetown University, where he was a professor of sociology from 2007 to 2020.
Black women and their complaints about sexual abuse suffered on campus have been ignored, and now is the time to stand up against Dyson, according to some on campus.
“Hearing about Michael Eric Dyson’s hiring at Vanderbilt despite his past allegations of sexual misconduct is very disappointing given the events of this summer…This summer, multiple Black Vanderbilt women came forward and shared their stories of being sexually assaulted and raped by Vanderbilt Football players,” the Her Campus at Vanderbilt blog reported.
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