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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Tenured Black Law Professor Alleges More Mistreatment In Amended Title VII Complaint

Following up on my previous post, Tenured Professor Files Gender, Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Idaho Law School, Former Dean:  ABA Journal, University of Idaho Law Prof Alleges More Mistreatment in an Amended Title VII Complaint:

SandersA year after suing the University of Idaho for civil rights violations, Shaakirrah Sanders, the law school’s first Black full professor, filed an amended complaint earlier this week with some new allegations.

For instance, she stated that the dean had recorded a culture and climate campus forum she moderated without anyone’s consent, and after she complained about it, the school gave her a poor yearly evaluation. ...

When the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho lawsuit was first filed in June 2019, it alleged Sanders was twice passed over for associate dean positions, required to teach more than the standard 12 credit hours per semester and removed from the courses in her area of academic research, including constitutional law.

When Sanders complained to former dean Mark Adams, she was retaliated against, according to her complaint.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2020/07/tenured-black-law-professor-alleges-more-mistreatment-in-amended-title-vii-complaint.html

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Comments

Funny how this happened around the same time they announced their dean search.

Posted by: Anon | Jul 12, 2020 2:44:00 PM

Quote: For instance, she stated that the dean had recorded a culture and climate campus forum she moderated without anyone’s consent, and after she complained about it, the school gave her a poor yearly evaluation. ...

Yes, from slavery, segregation and lynching to (gasp) recording a forum without "anyone's consent," although it is obvious that the person recording was giving consent. In Idaho, a one-party consent state, that's sufficient.
https://recordinglaw.com/united-states-recording-laws/one-party-consent-states/idaho-recording-laws/

And what were they saying that was so embarrassing when giving wider dissemination? After all, this was a "campus forum," which means to state's taxpayers have a right to know what's said.

What she's calling racial discrimination seems more likely to be the sort of response we all have, whatever our race, to someone who's a pain to deal with. Whining, complaining, fault-finding... perhaps mixed with more than a little paranoia.


Posted by: Mike Perry | Jul 14, 2020 6:03:25 AM