City College Air: Discrimination on Campus

By Beck Kilkenny

English faculty Shannon Gibney received a letter of reprimand last weekend after a debate about structural racism in her Intro to Mass Communications class became too heated. This is the latest development in a string of incidences on campus regarding race, education and community effecting the student body. We talked with Gibney about the incident, and spoke with the new Executive Director of Diversity, Dr. Whitney Harris on his perception of MCTC’s cultural climate.

3 Comments on City College Air: Discrimination on Campus

  1. This is just bad journalism, folks.

    Any kernel of truth in Gibney’s words is negated by how completely one-sided this is.

  2. This is totally unacceptable that MCTC would reprimand a professor for teaching about racism! Students of color feel isolated most of the time due to structural racism. This situation gives light to the racial climate of this academic institution. Race matters and we need to teach about this.

  3. “The sign of a truly totalitarian culture is that important truths simply lack cognitive meaning and are interpretable only at the level of “Fuck You”, so they can then elicit a perfectly predictable torrent of abuse in response. We’ve long ago reached that level.” — Noam Chomsky

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