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Yale Dean Resigns After Hateful Yelp Reviews Go Public

The former dean called people "white trash," "low class folks" and "barely educated morons."

YOUTUBE / YALE DAILY NEWS SCREENSHOT

A Yale University dean has resigned after disparaging remarks she made on the review site Yelp, including calling people "white trash," "low class folks" and "barely educated morons," were uncovered.

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More Colleges 'Commit' to Diversity Initiatives

Yale, Brown and NYU have stated their goals, but time will tell how they hold up in the long run.

Student protesters at Yale University.

A lack of diversity and instances of blatant racism on college campuses have both recently garnered mass media attention. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Amherst and Occidental are just a few schools that have had protests, sit-ins, walk-outs and demonstrations, with Claremont McKenna and University of Missouri even witnessing a collective three staff resignations. These incidents have sparked campus conversations as well as initiatives from the universities to promote diversity. Recently, Yale, Brown and NYU have made headlines for their efforts by committing a significant increase in funds for a diverse faculty as well as more on-campus resources. 

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Portraits of Black Professors at Harvard Defaced

Yet another incident of racism on college campuses, which authorities are investigating as a hate crime

Harvard Law School on Thursday became the newest addition to the ever-growing list of collegiate campuses being plagued by racially-charged incidents. Black strips of tape were stuck on several portraits of Black professors at the university. Not all portraits with Black professors were defaced, but only Black professors were targeted. University authorities currently do not have any suspects.

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More Campus Racism: Dean of School with 'Happiest Students' Resigns

Former Dean of Claremont McKenna College Mary Spellman resigned last week as more college students confront racial tensions on their campuses.

Yet another college official has resigned following protests from students speaking out against racial injustices on campus.

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Yale Student Held at Gunpoint for 'Fitting the Description'

Another young Black man is racially profiled, this time a Yale student held at gunpoint by campus police. His father—a New York Times columnist—tells his son's story. Read it here.

By Julissa Catalan

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