Leftist philosopher Cornel West has decried the “spiritual rot” of Harvard University in a resignation letter to the elite school.
West, who has clashed with Harvard before, said race and politics influenced his departure.
“How sad it is to see our beloved Harvard Divinity School in such decline and decay,” West wrote in a resignation letter from the Ivy League institution, penned in June but posted to his Twitter account on Tuesday. Continuing to air his grievances at the school, West claimed that the “shadow of Jim Crow” looms over its campus, and slammed the “superficial diversity” apparently embraced by management.
This is my candid letter of resignation to my Harvard Dean. I try to tell the unvarnished truth about the decadence in our market-driven universities! Let us bear witness against this spiritual rot! pic.twitter.com/hCLAuNSWDu
— Cornel West (@CornelWest) July 13, 2021