Popular long-term professor threatened with dismissal for teaching about racial justice at Christian college


Academic repression

Critical Race Theory History

In the 12 years that I have been teaching a racial-justice unit, no [Palm Beach Atlantic] administrator had ever voiced any concern about my unit. This was the first time. So the first time was also the time when I was told that my contract may not be renewed. I was told that I would be notified on or before March 15 if the contract would be renewed.[1]

Scott Jaschik, “Professor’s Job Endangered for Teaching About Race,” Inside Higher Ed, February 20, 2022, https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2023/02/20/professors-job-endangered-teaching-about-race

So-called ‘ridesharing’


Fig. 1. Yeah, this is me. The sign says, “If you’re whining about a labor shortage, STOP ignoring my job applications!” And the QR-code leads here. Photograph by author, January 16, 2023.

Fig. 3. Graph of estimated daily average net income (in blue, using Internal Revenue Service mileage allowance) by month since January 2022, against estimated daily operating costs (in red, using Internal Revenue Service mileage allowance), what the federal minimum wage would be for a six-and-a-half hour day had it kept pace with productivity[2] (in green), the (outdated[3]) federal poverty line[4] (in light orange), and the Pennsylvania minimum wage[5] (in orange), created by author, February 10, 2023, revamped February 18, updated daily.

It’s been another round of “no” answers. I’m still in an utterly untenable situation.

Everyone *says* go on living. But nobody has a “yes” to anything that would make that possible.

No, I can’t have a real job. https://disunitedstates.org/about-my-job-hunt/

There are only a few “yes” answers:

1) I may keep on driving for Uber despite the fact that Uber has cut driver pay by 40 percent and there’s nothing, after operating costs, left to live on.

2) I can keep plunging further into debt trying to stay alive until I’ve maxed out my credit cards or they cut me off because I can’t make the payments.

3) I can keep job hunting in ways that have failed me for 22 years. https://disunitedstates.org/about-my-job-hunt/

Nobody is making any fucking sense here.[6]

Somebody needs to start making some fucking sense.

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