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MIT Professor Begins Hunger Strike Over Denied Tenure February 7, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in African Americans, African-American, anti-black, Black, Blacks, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, James Sherley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Racism, Phillip Clay, Racism, Racist.

An African American MIT professor has begun a hunger strike to protest the university’s decision to deny him tenure. He claims the move is based on racism.

James Sherley is a stem cell scientist who says he’s spent two years trying to get MIT administrators to reverse a decision not to recommend his tenure.

Sherley ate breakfast Monday, then began his hunger strike.

He waited outside the office of MIT provost Rafael Reif for several hours in a peaceful protest.

He says he’ll continue his hunger strike “as long as it takes” for MIT to acknowledge that racism played a role in the decision to deny him tenure.

MIT officials say less than half of its junior faculty members are granted tenure. Chancellor Phillip Clay maintains racism played no role in the decision.

CARD {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: WCSH6.com

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