Marissel Hernández-Romero

MIDDLEBURY — Marissel Hernández-Romero, a Black professor from Puerto Rico, began a three-year appointment at Middlebury College in the Department of Luso-Hispanic Studies in 2017. She arrived with a “positive attitude,” she has said, but at the end of her stint she is leaving campus with the feeling that she has survived a “racist hell.” The college “pushes racialized people to assimilate and accept their hostile culture, and they are not interested in whether these people grow professionally or (about) their wellbeing,” Hernández-Romero wrote Sunday night in a campus-wide email. Later in...

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