Wake Forest University is hosting a series of “listening sessions” for faculty and staff of color after growing racial tensions based on accusations that the school has supported “white supremacy.”
Aimed to increase inclusion, Michele Gillespie, dean of the college, has enacted multiple sessions this week for university staff and faculty of color to share their complaints. The College Fix reports the email invitations look like this: “For staff who identify as staff of color ONLY: Monday, May 6 at 4:00 pm in ZSR Room 477”
The private North Carolina institution has seen growth in racial tensions recently as certain on-campus activist groups have continually demanded apologies, accusing school officials of a “history of racism.”
The College Fix reports the organizations have used previous situations such as a racist Instagram post from a fake WFU account and decades old blackface yearbook photos to support their claims.
The organizations have also criticized the university for allowing two WFU administrators to keep their jobs after a photo of surfaced of them posing in front of a Confederate flag in the 1980s.
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