Fire Professor William Slater III for his bigoted statements

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A November 27th editorial in Illinois Tech's student newspaper revealed the racist, sexist, homophobic, and transphobic actions of School of Applied Technology adjunct faculty member William Slater III. Slater is somebody whose public presence in the news and on social media is widely associated with the university, and his bigoted and harmful rhetoric is amplified and legitimized by his continued employment by Illinois Tech. He has targeted and stereotyped Black Chicagoans, Indian tech professionals, Muslims, and other groups, and singled out public figures like Christine Blasey Ford and Barack Obama for bigoted harassment.

We are asking the School of Applied Technology's dean, Dr. Bob Carlson, and Illinois Tech's Provost, Dr. Peter Kilpatrick, to begin the process of terminating Slater's employment. He has demonstrated an inability to represent this university's community on a public stage, and makes Illinois Tech a less welcoming and less safe place for traditionally marginalized communities.

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