Lukewarm on Juneteenth

From Inside Higher Ed: “Scholars elsewhere have similarly lukewarm feelings about universities celebrating Juneteenth, as Black faculty members and students continue to be underrepresented and face structural challenges across academe. Spreading bans on teaching critical race theory and structural racism also stand in stark contrast to the new national holiday. Cellas Hayes, a graduate research assistant in the University of Mississippi’s School of Pharmacy who recently published an opinion piece in ACS Chemical Neuroscience on the barriers scientists of color face, said he’d rather have a day off to vote than Juneteenth.”

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