Denied Tenure, Professors Sue Over Discrimination
Kemit Mawakana says he first got wind that his future as a law professor was threatened two years ago, during a meeting with Shelley Broderick, his boss and the dean of University of the District of Columbia Law School, a historically black college. Broderick advised him to quit because the tenure application he had filed would be rejected, Makawana says. To be turned down for tenure, she told him, would “ruin your career.” Months later, UDC turned down Mawakana for tenure and fired him.
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