Texas A&M to Pay $1 Million Settlement to Journalism Professor after Pulling Tenure Offer over DEI Activism

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2023
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Texas A&M confirmed Thursday that it will pay a $1 million settlement to Kathleen McElroy, a black journalism professor who had her job offer from the university downgraded amid concerns over her DEI work and her ties to the “biased and progressive leaning” New York Times.

McElroy has studied news media and race and described her area of expertise as “diversity and inclusion” in a professional bio. She claimed her job offer at Texas A&M, which is also her alma mater, was derailed by “DEI hysteria” prompted in part by...

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