Professor Saida Grundy
In a recent article, a cultural critic and senior writer for The Root, elaborates on the current situation of Professor Saida Grundy at Boston University. The Associate Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies came under fire after she tweeted about “slavery and the generations of self-entitled white men that the peculiar institution spawned.” Even with the support of the social media community, consisting of the hashtag #IstandWithSaida, the young professor has still continued to be condemned.
Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science Social Studies Teachers
In February, three social studies teachers were fired for teaching Black history, language and culture at the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science in Washington, D.C. The content of their lectures allegedly covered areas outside of the curriculum subject matters. The teachers were believed to have been pushed out by the school’s new principle, Angelique Blackmon, who, ironically, is Black. An author for NewsOne.com, writes that Blackmon “banned such historical topics as Kwanzaa and lessons about the late-former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry.” Though the three teachers had already given their two-weeks notice, they were rendered pink slips in front of their students.