For the #ScholarStrike, I am sharing this thread on how my institution, Georgia Tech, has throughout the 20th century benefited from and contributed to racist crime narratives that justify segregation, gentrification, and mass incarceration in Atlanta.
In July 1957, Georgia Tech professor William K. Pursley was beaten on Juniper Street. He later died from injuries sustained in the attack. Reporters for the Atlanta Constitution lumped this crime in with three others, and breathlessly reported gory details and breaks in the case
Reporters and investigators continuously wrote and spoke of these crimes in relation to one anther, even though evidence connecting them was scant at best. Reporters emphasized the race of the various suspects along with the appearance and profession of the victims.
An internal document from the University System of Georgia Board of Regents demonstrates how corporate entities in Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) with schools are working to make campuses less safe this fall. #COVIDCampus
If your institution is justifying decisions about course delivery modes by claiming they want to "Preserve the Freshman Experience," what they really mean is "we are forcing contingent faculty and graduate students to teach in person to protect tenured professors."
Contingent faculty in the Writing and Communication Program @GeorgiaTech were assured this week by Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education Colin Potts that this was not the intent of policies to prioritize freshmen's in-person experiences, but it is absolutely the result.
Potts refused to offer data on how course delivery mode assignments broke down based on the rank of the instructor of record, but...uhhh...it's not that hard to get a sense of it based on publicly posted information. My colleague, @Kent_Linthicum did the math.