academic purge

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« @drboycewatkins1 has a recent 00:30:00 unscripted soundcloud. I intend to find the audio and place this text as comment. Some things that he said directly or can be inferred: ONE: he’s a PhD academic TWO: one of his former employers was Syracuse THREE: he left the academic world without getting tenure FOUR: he’s bitter FIVE: he would deny being bitter SIX: his work outside of academia is more rewarding more financially rewarding, and more challenging. I’ll use the word, “purge” with connotations of a brutal military purge knowing the word sensationalizes @drboycewatkins1’s treatment. @drboycewatkins1 was purged from Syracuse, and he articulates the cause: ONE: academia is racist and a black man won’t get tenure TWO: academia is a house of cards predicated on a closed club rather than having the learned interact with outsiders, so @drboycewatkins1 chose to leave the house of cards THREE: @drboycewatkins1 didn’t play by the rules of the club, so he was purged FOUR: academia is racist FIVE: academia has pet topics like LBGT and feminism, but the social and legal troubles of black men is not a pet topic. I was purged from the food industry in a way that gives me empathy for @drboycewatkins1’s purge. I was embittered by the experience, and I found it easy to fault the food industry as if the entire industry was at fault, and the industry would discover its error of losing me. It would be awesome if the community interaction @drboycewatkins1 speaks of with pride would include me. »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us


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