Wednesday, July 21, 2010
In the portion of my Memoirs posted on July 13, I said that several of the students in the first class of the doctoral program in Afro-American Studies at UMass were "asked to leave." A number of folks in a position to know have told me that I am just wrong about that. Several of the students chose to leave, but none of them was told that he or she could not continue. I named no names, but the internet being what it is, I am afraid people put some things together and figured out who was being alluded to. I am really sorry about this. There is no excuse, not age, and not the passage of years. If I was not dead certain, I should have made a few calls and checked. I am going to go back and edit that statement out of the narrative, so that at least in the future, if people should stumble on my Memoirs, that will not be misled. Once again, my apologies.