Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Dr. Cornel West Resigns From Harvard University


Dr. Cornel West submits his resignation to Harvard University citing his discontent brought on by the university's deteriorating reputation, his lack of tenure, low pay, the racist categorization of his classes, the university's stance on Palestine and the blatant disregard for the death of his mother...

18 comments:

Indi_flo said...

Just tried to read this pdf on LSA but was too blurry. Much better copy Snitch! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I Love His Rants !!

Brilliant Man -

That Being Said I Understand Why His Wife Left Him & I Could Not Ever Sleep Under The Same Roof As Him -

May His Mother Rest In Heaven

Stay Woke

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...So after the courageous black women, Nicole Hannah Jones stood up to UNC about her tenure, just won & gave them the deuces to go teach at Howard....This negro right here wanna make noise & raise the red flag now....Respectfully, FOH Brother West

Alma's Daughter said...

Didn't he know what he was getting into when he returned to Harvard? Harvard hasn't given Henry Gates Jr. tenure (who gets along with "them" more than West does). Wonder what Gates has to say about this since he encouraged West to return to Harvard.

West has been on my sh!t list ever since him and Tavis Smiley had that road show doggin' Obama. They didn't have one for Bush nor Trump, but let a brotha at the helm and they go crazy traveling from city to city, calling Obama gotdamn war monger.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Dick Gregory used to say real rich and powerful folks wouldn't send a dog to schools like Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. It's all a trick and a joke. So, years later when I see a man like Dr. West without tenure after all of those years, it all makes sense. Dr. West you kind of played yourself because 100's of excellent colleges and universities would have loved to provide you tenure, but you fell for the NAME of those schools you worked for instead of looking at how they truly are and how they treated you. Those schools were all founded by slave masters because they needed somewhere to send their dumb sons. It was never really for you.Dr. Maya Angelou worked as a tenured professor and she didn't even have a college degree, and she was even given the title "professor emeritus." Lol. Wake Forest University wasn't a big time college but they respected her and she went where the benefits and respect were. You should have pushed on years ago because when someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. You wanted the prestige of working in those fancy schools, but screw prestige, you should have worked on your retirement. I don't give a darn about working at Harvard if the money isn't right.

Anonymous said...

See, those Ivy League schools or whatever the heck they are called could care less about a breathy brother talking about social issues when universities help maintain systematic racism and supremacy. Dr. West you didn't know where you were working? They will let you ramble 100 years and put up with you saying stop the plutcrats, oligarchs, blaH, blah, blah; but while you were talking, they were thinking the only thing we are going to stop is your check and will treat you as an adjunct for life. Dr. West you should have fought to open the 1st autonomous accredited Black university and welcomed all people.

Anonymous said...

You all wouldn't believe the bull crap a person must go through to become tenured at Harvard. After you have worked about 7 years you can request the ad hoc process to begin, and it's shrouded in mystery. During the sd hoc process the president, provost, falculty, experts in your field, and even experts around the world are brought in to decide if you deserve the position. They also bring in the devil's advocate to say why you don't deserve to be there. They have what they call witnesses for you and witnesses against you. So, basically Dr. West has been working with his enemies for years because it only takes 7 years for ad hoc review to come up and he hasn't passed in 15 years, but remember he worked there even before he left and came back and did those 15 years. Henry Louis Gates talked him into coming back. Shiiid I would have pushed on. A tenured professor at Harvard makes about 244,000 plus a years

Anonymous said...

He is always talking about racism and he was getting d*cked by the Yt man for a Harvard come up.
Please take a trip to the barber shop. When I see him I get scared something is going to jump out of his beard and afro.

R in NYC said...

One of my bff's left the University of Rochester because they refused to give her tenure. She took her talents to Purdue. Howard is now recruiting her and I hope she takes it. I learned a long time ago how hard it is for black professors to get tenure. I told her to bring herself "back home".

Anonymous said...

@11:32, when I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees, I only did it to land a job, but at no time was I silly enough to believe in the "system" when the most powerful men on earth either dropped out of college or refused to move beyond a bachelor's degree. Dr. West approached his career the wrong way. He should have approached it from a business position, not a belief in being distinguished. Heck if it doesn't make money it doesn't make sense. 40 years of him teaching here and there and a factor worker at GMC has a better retirement than he does because he isn't 100% vested on any campus. That's why I don't listen to long winded brothers. Always work the numbers.

ms mac said...

I won't shed a tear for this man. These Black intellects always want to take their talents to the White man because they love the affirmation and praise, as if their contributions to an elitist White university will have greater merit or impact than it would at a prominent Black university. They act as if their presence at these White universities will somehow create a great awakening of White people regarding the prejudices, biases and bigotry they hold so near and dear toward us, and the atrocities they continue to commit against us.

Yes, these White schools should have an African American/Black curriculum that's taught by us to keep it from being watered down. But if you voluntarily remain in an environment where you can't thrive and don't receive the most basic recognition or show of appreciation for your great works, that tells me you needed them more than they needed you.

NiyabinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

What everyone here said. Move on Mr. West you played yourself, falling for bullshit name brand. Niggas sure love these so called "brand names bullshit" none of these "so called ivy league schools" ever impressed me, it's all white hype and I'm #whitefatigue.

Anonymous said...

@12;40, That is the spirit filled truth! "He needed them more", and that long winded goodbye he wrote means NOTHING to them because they are still operating up under the supremacy structure that keeps those high paying, lazy, and cushioned jobs for the White and sometimes Asian intelligencia.


If you read the ad hoc process for tenure it basically shows the applicant that it's not their intelligence, hard work, or years of service that ultimately counts; you get it based on whether or not the folks like your @ss. Lol So, if you are dumb as a box of rocks but they like you, you are in; but if you are competent and they don't like you, they will fail you.

The whole process isn't fair because they should groom you to pass after all of that time of teaching on their campus. If you can teach 15 plus years and students love you, they know you deserve a retirement plan and security. Most jobs in the real world consider you fully vested after 5 years. That's why I got my degree and kept it moving. I wish I would believe in some bull ish when the Harvard elite were waited on hand and foot by slaves the first 160 plus years. Smh. I won't even fool with Tuskegee because of their history of allowing their own to be experimented on for 40 years. Go where the righteous dwell. I really enjoyed your post!

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ms mac said...

@2:05PM, Thank you!

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