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Justice for Dr. Carlos Adams, Ethnic Studies Instructor at Bowling Green State University

This petition exists due to concern regarding the future employment of Dr. Carlos Adams of the Ethnic Studies Department at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). For three years, Dr. Adams has been employed as an Instructor in the Ethnic Studies Department at BSGU, teaching Introduction to Ethnic Studies, Ethnicity in the US, as well as courses in Latino/a Studies.

Dr. Adams has an exemplary teaching record. He is consistently highly-rated on student evaluations and is one of the most respected and popular faculty members in the department. He also is extremely active in social justice work and has worked with student organizations (and individuals) and helped to promote racial and gender justice on campus and in the community. On Thursday, April 26, 2007, students and friends of Dr. Adams gathered to support him and thank him after his last class (Chicano History)of the semester. The fact that he was so honored is a tribute to his effectiveness as an instructor. In addition, Dr. Adams was granted an award (Sexuality and Gender Activism) on the same day for his commitment to feminism and womens issues. He has an extraordinary record of service to the university and has offered his hand of support to students on many occasions. For example, Dr. Adams came to the aid of my group and came to speak out against domestic violence at an anti-violence rally at very short notice. He has also spoken on numerous panels about race relations and racism in the US and in our community.

On Monday, April 30, 2007, Dr. Adams was informed by the Ethnic Studies department that he was not being granted a contract to teach at BGSU for the 2007-2008 year. We, the undersigned, would like to express our dismay at this decision and demand a full investigation into this miscarriage of justice. We believe that Dr. Adams should, at the very least, have his contract renewed for an additional three years so that future generations of students can benefit from his teaching, and so that BGSU retains such an engaged and passionate scholar, activist and friend.

We believe this is particularly important given the lack of faculty of color at BGSU. In order to live up to its mission of diversity, the university must be pro-active in its recruitment, retaining and promotion of faculty of color. Dr. Adams has offered support to us many times as a professor and community activist. Now it is time to repay that generosity to him in his time of need. By signing this petition, we express our support of Carlos by demanding that he be reinstated as a full-time Instructor of Ethnic Studies at BGSU and that his contract be renewed immediately.

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  • 20 January 2016500. J Rr
    University Affiliation Graduate Student of Support I also urge you to read in the same issue the editorial by the BG News Staff: http://media.www.bgnews.com/media/storage/paper883/news/2007/05/16/Opinion/The-University.And.Carlos.Adams-2903797.shtml
  • 01 January 2016499. Holly H
    University Affiliation Bowling Green State University of Support I hope he stays!!!!
  • 13 December 2015498. Jessica T
    of Support Carlos is a great guy, who is always helping out in the BG community whenever he can!
  • 11 December 2015497. Jaclyn L
    University Affiliation Student of Support He is a great teacher that has touched the lives of so many students on this campus. He cares about us more than any other professor at Bowling Green. He deserves to be able to teach here and it is priveledge t
  • 08 December 2015496. Chris K
    I support this petition
  • 06 December 2015495. Phillip Ab
    University Affiliation student of Support He is an amazing instructor with the potential to teach many!
  • 12 November 2015494. Adam D
    I support this petition
  • 05 November 2015493. Timothy Dwaynebaughmanj
    I support this petition
  • 04 November 2015492. Katherine P
    I support this petition
  • 30 October 2015491. Lauren T
    University Affiliation alum of Support unfortunate to hear
  • 28 October 2015490. Aaron N
    University Affiliation Student of Support Dr. Carlos Adams is an immense asset to the University. I have had the pleasure to get to know Dr. Adams over the last year and have learned so much from him. It really says a lot about the University when they
  • 15 October 2015489. Jessica K
    I support this petition
  • 14 October 2015488. Danny B
    I support this petition
  • 11 October 2015487. Alison K
    I support this petition
  • 10 October 2015486. Shannon Rg
    I support this petition
  • 06 October 2015485. Neema Lawson
    I support this petition
  • 02 October 2015484. Kyle K
    I support this petition
  • 30 September 2015483. Amanda B
    I support this petition
  • 29 September 2015482. Najib Elhajja
    I support this petition
  • 31 August 2015481. Ryan L
    University Affiliation BGSu of Support Well, where does one start when discussing a teacher that has impacted one's sense of the diversity around him. Truthfully you can't because when someone changes one's thought process about how the world around hi
  • 28 August 2015480. Brittany G
    I support this petition
  • 25 August 2015479. Arleesha W
    I support this petition
  • 18 August 2015478. Nicole H
    University Affiliation Student of Support I have taken intro to Ethnic Studies with Carlos, and I learned more about myself and diversity than any other class i have ever taken!
  • 13 August 2015477. Andrew W
    I support this petition
  • 03 August 2015476. Evan Rk
    University Affiliation Full Time Student of Support I think that it is unjust to carry out an action such as this. Just becasue he spoke out against racism is not bounds for termination last time I checked. Without someone with as diverse of a backgrou
  • 26 July 2015475. Michael Rs
    University Affiliation Bowling Green State University of Support This is University politics at its worst.
  • 25 July 2015474. David A
    University Affiliation BGSU of Support Carlos was the best teacher I've had so far at BGSU, I think that the universtiy should feel honored to have a teacher this involved and serious about his role. Keep Professor Adams!

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Roxie HarrellBy:
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Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, Ethnic Studies Department Chair, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Deans and Associate Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences, and University President of Bowling Green State University

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