10/03/19 The Challenge of Race at Wayne State University

Dear Colleagues:

In the attached essay below, I lay out some concerns that I have had about our University. Over the years, I have thought about what obligations we have to the community within which we are situated. I decided to visit some of these thoughts on the members of our Faculty and Academic Staff and other interested parties. What we usually get from the Administration is an unending stream of positive news about how well the University is doing. I think it is worthwhile to reflect on what more we could do if we committed ourselves to the appropriate tasks.

In solidarity,



Charles J. ParrishPresident, AAUP-AFT, Local 6075, WSU ChapterVice President-at-Large, AFT MichiganPresident, AAUP Michigan ConferenceMember-at-Large, National Council, AAUP5057 Woodward Avenue, Suite 3301Detroit, MI 48202313.577.1750