Thursday, September 10, 2020

Oberlin College: ‘we can’t just hire another white woman from the Midwest with a husband’

From Legal Insurrection

Alice Blumenfeld was a visiting associate professor of dance at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. She applied for a tenured position. At a July 7, 2019, meeting with the dance department chair, Blumenfeld was advised to look for a new position and told, “we can’t just hire another white woman from the Midwest with a husband.”

Blumenfeld has since filed suit against the college, saying she was denied the tenure-track position because of her race, the color of her skin, her sex, her sexual orientation, her national origin and her ancestry.

“While Ms. Blumenfeld was more qualified for the tenure-track position than the individual Oberlin hired, she failed to meet the identity-based qualifications that the defendants required, which included qualifications based upon race, skin color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin and ancestry,” the lawsuit alleges.

The suit further states that the college hired “a non-Caucasian, gay man of Filipino descent who does not appear to be from the Midwest or in a heterosexual marriage over Ms. Blumenfeld, even though Ms. Blumenfeld was more qualified for the position.”

https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/09/fired-oberlin-prof-lawsuit-told-we-cant-just-hire-another-white-woman-from-the-midwest-with-a-husband/

 

 

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