Black Professor Says She Was Racially Profiled
The unfair treatment of a black professor is making national headlines. Caitlyn Cherry is the latest black person who’s had authorities called on them for little to no reason. Caitlyn, an accomplished artist and visiting grad school professor, says she was minding her business in her assigned classroom when another professor popped in.
Caitlyn tells NBC 12 that she was eating breakfast when the professor who’s been described as a white-Hispanic, looked at her, didn’t speak and quickly left. Moments later security showed up and questioned who she was.
Luckily she had her identification badge with her so further action was taken but Caitlyn and VCU students are rightfully outrage. Students are now dropping out of the racist professor’s class.
“Students have stopped going to his classes. I know that his TA’s quit,” said VCU senior Brianna Scott. “We would like him to apologize. He thought that she didn’t belong in that room. Didn’t even give her the benefit of the doubt. Didn’t even speak to her. I think that was the most frustrating thing for her.”
NBC12 confirmed that the teacher who profiled Caitlyn is out teaching for the remainder of the semester. Caitlyn, however, has been hired full-time to continue teaching through 2020.
Both students and faculty have flooded the administration with emails and a list of demands and a task force has been set up since the incident.