ERIC Number: EJ841996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
A Painful Time: Tenure Trial
Younger, Virginia C.
American Indian Quarterly, v27 n1-2 p456-458 Win-Spr 2003
The author had been teaching English at Pierce Community College in Tacoma, Washington, since 1973 when, in the early 1980s, their department was told that current laws demanded their hiring an American Indian to fill a full-time position that had opened. The search committee, she felt, made an excellent decision when they selected Dr. James McKay, PhD, who also had good references as a teacher and was a member of the Blackfeet tribe. In this article, the author describes some evidence of prejudice by the faculty and the tenure committee against Dr. McKay.
Descriptors: Tenure, American Indians, English Instruction, Diversity (Faculty), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), College Faculty, Teacher Selection, Tribes, Racial Bias, Teaching Conditions, Racial Relations, Personal Narratives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Washington