Those who attended the November 1 Racial Literacy session saw the blog post by an undergraduate who was erroneously charged by her professor with committing plagiarism.  Presenter Dr. Ruha Benjamin showed the post, Academia, Love Me Back, as an example of the “everyday” racism experienced by people of color.  Audience members were asked what they would do in response in the roles of a friend of the student, academic adviser, and college dean.

Here’s the real-life response at the university, as reported by Scott Jaschik in Inside Higher Ed: “Suffolk University’s acting president, Marisa J. Kelly, announced late Tuesday that all faculty members would be required to go through training about microaggressions, the stereotype-based comments and actions that many minority students and faculty members say regularly make them feel unwelcome in higher education and elsewhere.”