The Cornell Faculty Coalition made a series of demands in a letter published last week as part of a larger campaign to promote social justice. In one part of the letter, the coalition demanded a racial breakdown of faculty spouses and that Cornell “abolish colorblind recruitment policies.”
The Cornell Faculty Coalition published a letter last week in which they made a series of demands to address alleged racial injustices committed by the university. The professors behind the letter claim that Cornell owes its successes to the fact that it sits on land that was formerly occupied by Native Americans.
“We can no longer ignore the land and the labor at the core of the foundation of Cornell University’s endowment,” the letter reads. “The Ithaca campus occupies the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ (the Cayuga Nation), and Cornell’s other campuses and properties are in the traditional territories of likely every Indigenous