. Texas A&M will pay $1M to Black professor following botched hiring and internal review « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CNN – The university had signed an offer letter in a public ceremony saying it would hire her as director in a tenured position to revive its journalism program. Soon afterward it reneged on the offer amid right-wing backlash over her work for The New York Times and interest in diversity, equity and inclusion. The Texas A&M System acknowledged in its review that system and university administrators made mistakes in the hiring process, as certain procedures were not followed. Race and gender were not involved in any of the decisions made, the university said.

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