September 23, 2013
U. of Florida Official Says Being White Cost Him His Job
David Massey for The Chronicle
Having spent 13 years running a program for economically disadvantaged students at the University of Florida, Dana H. Peterson sees himself as a champion of diversity on college campuses. He is a white man who denies common ideological ground with white men who complain about affirmative action.
It is understandable, therefore, that Mr. Peterson worries about being misunderstood where he now finds himself, as the plaintiff in a lawsuit alleging that his status as a white man cost him