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Black diversity administrator fired for demanding color-blind policies files lawsuit against university

Tabia Lee
Tabia Lee

Bring a gun to a knife fight: As I reported in March, Tabia Lee was fired as faculty director for the Office of Equity, Social Justice, and Education [OESE] at De Anza College in California when she repeatedly demanded historical accuracy and color-blind policies from both her department and the rest of the college. Here is just one example of what she was trying to do and the opposition she faced:

Lee found herself constantly harassed and slandered because she tried to bring to her work an even-handed philosophy that attempted to deal with the problems of racial conflict fairly. For example, when Jewish students and faculty members told her they had experienced anti-Semitism on campus, Lee tried to organize a campus event to discuss the problem.

Instead, she said, coworkers told her the event wasn’t important and that Jewish people are white oppressors.

…Her career at De Anza College ended when her tenure was denied because the college claimed she had an “inability to demonstrate cooperation in working with colleagues and staff” and an “unwillingness to accept constructive criticism.” This was followed by a vote by the college administration to dismiss her the end of this academic year.

Lee has now filed suit challenging her firing. You can read her complaint here.

De Anza College, where race and gender rules all
De Anza College, where race and gender rules all

She is not only suing De Anza College, but ten specific school officials. I strongly urge you to read the complaint, because describes in horrifying detail the ingrained censorship, oppression, and leftist and racist indoctrination going on at De Anza, something that Lee opposed for which she was fired. The list of incidents documenting these facts is too long to quote here, since any one example will hardly give the true sense of the intellectual corruption of the school.

In her suit, Lee charges the school violated her First Amendment rights, California’s Constitution, and its Common Law in censoring and firing her. She is also claiming its actions — advocating racial bigotry that favored some minorities — violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California’s State Constitution, and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, all of which expressly forbid discrimination on the basis of race, religion, or ethnicity. For relief she is demanding her job back, plus all back pay and lost income, as well as “punitive damages … without limitation.”

Should she win and get her job back, I am not sure how she will be able to function at the school. No one is likely to be fired, even though this is a community public college with extensive state funding. California’s Democratically-controlled government (entirely in favor in racial discrimination) will support the specific college individuals being sued, even if they end up being forced to pay damages out of their own pockets. The culture of the entire faculty will still be against her, and will work repeatedly to sabotage her actions.

Nonetheless, kudos for her for fighting. I hope she wins, goes back to work there, and makes everyone there sweat by her willingness to treat everyone fairly, regardless of their race.

Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 

The print edition can be purchased at Amazon. Or you can buy it directly from the author and get an autographed copy.

 
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"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs."--San Antonio Express-News

One comment

  • Travis R

    She does not look like a fighter for justice. That is great it means more people are looking for justice.
    We need more like her.

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