Discrimination Case Touched A Nerve

The discrimination case, Wang vs. Macalester College (see my previous three posts for more information) has really touched a nerve with a lot of people, immigrants, minorities, and women who feel unfairly treated and discriminated in the workplace and in the society; and with everyone who values fairness, equality and peace.

I didn’t know Wang Ping in person before I read the Macalester student newspaper article English professor brings discrimination suit on Friday, Feb. 15. 2013. After reading that article, I became very interested and felt a lot of sympathy for her. Her case really touched a nerve in me. And it has obviously touched a nerve for so many others as well.

Just within hours, a support group, We Support Wang Ping, was formed on Facebook. The membership is growing.

More news media has picked up the story in the last two days. The wave has just started, but it’s getting bigger quickly. Who knows, a tsunami wave could be on the horizon.

I will follow the case closely and give updates as I learn more.

Here are some articles published in the local newspapers:

Star Tribune –

Poet, professor Wang Ping sues Macalester College

by JENNA ROSS, Tue., Feb. 19, 2013 at 5:58 AM

City Pages –

Wang Ping, acclaimed poet and professor, sues Macalester for discrimination

by Olivia LaVecchia, Tue., Feb. 19 2013 at 11:24 AM

Pioneer Press –

Macalester College professor accuses school of race, gender discrimination

by Mila Koumpilova mkoumpilova@pioneerpress.com

Posted:   02/19/2013 12:01:00 AM CST
Updated:  02/19/2013 09:08:08 PM CST
Minnesota Times –
by Jenny Sun

About Wang Ping

Minnesota Original videos (videos from 2012)

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/04/30/wangping (Text and audios from May 1, 2007)

Wang’s interviews with Euan Kerr, reporter at Minnesota Public Radio

“As a writer Wang says the thing she wants to do, is simply to be honest.”