Maryland Community College removes job postings that sought ‘minority’ candidates
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A community college in Maryland removed a job posting that said “minority” candidates were wanted for the position.
The Montgomery College job posting in Maryland listed the position as a paid “part-time English composition faculty internship”, according to Campus reform.
“We are looking for two minority interns starting in August 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year who want to become an engaging, student-centered college teacher,” the job posting reads.
Maryland’s Employment Discrimination Act states that employers cannot discriminate in employment based on “race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or genetic information”.
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After Campus Reform contacted the community college, the job posting was removed.
In a statement to Fox News Digital, a spokesperson for Montgomery College said the wording used in the job posting did not reflect the college’s goal of providing equal opportunity to all employees and job applicants. use.
“Montgomery College is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and job applicants. When hiring new employees, we seek to attract a pool of applicants that reflects the rich diversity of the community and students that we serve. The wording used in the recent job posting for a faculty intern position did not accurately reflect this purpose,” the spokesperson said.
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The spokesperson added that the job posting has been “temporarily removed” but will be reposted with a “revised job description“.
Sarah Parshall Perry, senior legal officer for the Heritage Foundation, told Campus Reform that the initial job offer violated Maryland’s employment discrimination law, federal civil rights law and the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
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“Restricting applicants to a federally funded educational entity because of their race is a violation of both the federal Civil Rights Act (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act) and the Civil Rights Act. Maryland Employment Discrimination (§20-602, Maryland Code Annotated), as well as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act,” Perry said.