Melissa Harris-Perry Levels New Complaints Against Wake Forest University

Melissa Harris-Perry Levels New Complaints Against Wake Forest University

5:41pm Jan 24, 2019
The Wake Forest University campus. EMILY MCCORD/WFDD

Melissa Harris-Perry, a Wake Forest University professor and former talk show host on MSNBC, is criticizing the school and academic freedom on campus.

During a speech at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event on Monday, Harris-Perry questioned the university's labor practices for some employees, among other things. 

She has since taken to Twitter, objecting to the timing of an email she allegedly received from an administrator inviting her to eliminate the Anna Julia Cooper Center as a university entity, an organization she leads on campus. She also claimed that academic freedom at the university “is Truly Dead.”

A Wake Forest University spokesperson says Harris-Perry’s recent comments about the university are misleading and disappointing. 

Harris-Perry did not return a request for comment about her Twitter posts in time for this story.

Editor's note: This story has been updated for clarity.

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