In February, as WND reported, a remarkable New York Times feature story showed how the postmodern relativistic culture of elite Smith College prompted administrators to appease a black student who falsely claimed she was racially profiled, wrecking the lives of four of the school’s lower-class wage earners, who were branded as bigots.
Now, in a letter co-signed by prominent black leaders, civil-rights era leader Robert Woodson has written to the president of the women’s college, Kathleen McCartney, to express their “outrage” at the treatment of the service workers.
“Before investigating the facts, Smith College assumed that every one of the people who prepare its food and clean its facilities was guilty of the vile sin of racism and forced them to publicly ‘cleanse’ themselves through a series of humiliating exercises in order to keep their jobs,” Woodson wrote in the letter Monday.
“When an investigation of the precipitating incident revealed no evidence of bias, Smith College offered no public apology to the falsely accused and merely doubled down on the shaming of its most vulnerable employees.”
Among the other signatories is Shelby Steele, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution who specializes in the study of race relations, multiculturalism and affirmative action.
Woodson noted that many “of us participated in the Civil Rights Movement,