Smith College continues to face Fallout on a supposedly racist incident of 2018, which independent researchers later determined that it was not necessarily racist after all.

This week, Activist Robert L. Woodson and Jodi Shaw, a former Staff member of Smith, called the University do more for two service workers whose lives they say were damaged as a result of that incident .

"Do not make mistakes: we are witnessing the last struggle for equality and justice deploying before our eyes," said Shaw, who renounced Smith in February about what she called a racially hostile climate on campus , namely, for whites. "Many institutions throughout the Americas, including once the liberal academic institutions, are pending the rights of the working class." jQuery (Document) .Ready (function () var cutsubmit; jQuery ('# block-block-block-181. Popopular-Link'). Click on (Function (), Utsubmit = jQuery (this). Attr ("href"); ga ('send', 'event', 'in the popular article at this time', 'in the article', the subdijo););); .Panel-panel. Most popular margin: 1em 0 2EM; Filling of titlePopular: 0; Bottom filling: 8px; Borders: 2px solid # EF7521; Color: # 000; Width: 100%; Source size: 18px; Source weight: 500; Transformation of text: capital letters; Text-aligned: left; Bottom margin: 18px; Top margin: 14px; . Size of FontPopular-Article: 16px; Height of the line: 20px; Fill: 0! Important; Lower margin: 12px; Source weight: 500; .Popular-item: HoverBackground: #eee; Popular

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    A smith spokesperson said that the sudden resurgence of interest in the 2018 events makes clear That "some are trying to take advantage of this incident to promote their own assault on diversity and equity initiatives."

    Racial profile?

    Smith Made holders makes several summers After a black student said a white employee called the police for her by her simply eating her lunch in a campus building. The case resonated with other students and even the members of the Color Faculty who had racially been profiled in or near their own campuses; Just a few months earlier, a white student called the Yale University Police on a graduate student black niapulation in the common room of her own bedroom.

    Yale apologized for what happened on her campus, just like Smith. In the initial statement of it on the case, Smith's president, Kathleen McCartney, said she had offered the student to question her deepest apology and assured her that she belonged to any campus space. McCartney also promised an investigation of third parties about exactly what happened and, eventually, new diversity training programs and antibias.

    "This painful incident reminds us of the continuous legacy of racism and bias in which people of color are targeted, at the same time that it comes about the business of their daily lives," said McCartney at that time . "It is a powerful reminder to build an inclusive, diverse and sustainable community is an urgent and continuous work."

    A few months later, Smith published the findings of independent research. The researchers found discrepancies between the version of events of several parts, but finally concluded that the employee who called the police in the student had "a legitimate and non-discriminatory reason" for doing so. The investigation "did not find enough information that this decision was based on the race or the color of the reported part". "

    According to the report, the student entered a campus building around 12:30 p.m. and lunch in the dining room, where she interacted with a food service worker. The student said that the worker From the dining room he told him that he should not have been there at that moment. The dining worker recalled saying he did not know that the student was part of a particular summer program that would have granted her.

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