Hunger Strike for Tenure

James L. Sherley, an Associate Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, is threatening to go on a hunger strike after being denied tenure from the university. He feels that the decision was largely based on racism (Sherley is an African American).

He stated in a letter to MIT faculty:

“I will either see the Provost resign and my hard-earned tenure granted at MIT, or I will die defiantly right outside his office. This is the strength of my conviction that racism in American [sic] must end. What better place to kill a small part of it than at a great institution like MIT.”

If his demands are not met, the hunger strike will begin on February 5.

6 thoughts on “Hunger Strike for Tenure

  1. Anonymous

    sounds whack to me, and where’s the evidence of racism? if this were substantiated, I might be pissed, but this is just off the wall C-R-A-Z-Y

  2. Anonymous

    sounds whack to me, and where’s the evidence of racism? if this were substantiated, I might be pissed, but this is just off the wall C-R-A-Z-Y

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