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Criticism of white male college dean is racist

Criticism of white male college dean is racist
The late Gwen Ifill in the WETA studios in Arlington, Va. (Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore Sun)

A recent article in The Baltimore Sun revealed an example of discrimination. That article, "Dean's appointment sparks protests" (Oct. 14), implies that a "white man" cannot be an effective dean of the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and the Humanities at Simmons University even though he founded the African American studies program at Loyola University Maryland. Simmons President Helen Drinan even stated that the pool of candidates should be increased to ensure a woman of color would end up with the job.

To boycott events surrounding the opening of the Gwen Ifill College because Mr Norman is white man portrays a very racist and sexist attitude by the alumni and black students and should not be tolerated by the university.

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Peggy Alley, Sparrows Point

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