Lingering Accusations of Discrimination Haunt Community College of Philadelphia

Pierre Vincent describes his experience as a professor at the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) as a “mess.”

Having served in adjunct and full-time faculty roles between 1999 and 2006, the former trial attorney and current lecturer at Middle Tennessee State University recalls instances when his academic freedom in the classroom was challenged. He also recalls a pattern of discriminatory hiring practices that often overlooked African-American candidates for full-time positions in favor of lesser-qualified White candidates.

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