Controversy erupted recently after tweets from an Ivy League teaching assistant showed her admitting she only calls on white male students as a last resort. And, if I have to, white men,” University of Pennsylvania teaching assistant Stephanie Mc Kellop tweeted in October.“I will always call on my black women students first. Mc Kellop’s tweets spotlight a method known as the “progressive stack” in which speaking priority is given to minority voices while those deemed as having privilege must wait their turn.
A 2011 article from the liberal magazine highlighted how Occupy Wall Street protesters used progressive stacking as a means to allow those from “traditionally marginalized groups” to speak at events.
“In other words: women and minorities get to go to the front of the line,” the article explains.
“[[n] the management department, women get to speak first.
I think that that is a primary issue that we actually have to look at, how to do question and answer [periods]. When probed about whether that tactic could lead to sexism against men, Haiven reportedly said “yes, I suppose at some point that could happen.” Haiven did not respond to a request seeking comment.
Callan, Jr., Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society 6 October 2010 Dear Curt: When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago).