If she is really experincing discrimniation becauseof national origin, then she shoul file a charge with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission becaue such misconduct by employers has been unlawful since July 2, 1965, the Effective date of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Not all Universities and Colleges are clean.
From: Lil Junas <lil.junas@...
Date: Sun Apr 30 18:08:07 CDT 2006
Subject: [Slovak-World] re: self introduction
I'm curious about your comment that being of Eastern European decent is not
helping your academic career. Why do you think this? I've worked in higher
education for about 25 years, both universities and small colleges, and never
ran into this problem. In fact, at the college I just left, I took a class
every other May term to Slovakia on a month's cultural media trip. Also worked
closely with a Belarusian music prof and a Lebanese art prof on other trips.
Is it the type of academic institution or another reason? Just wondering. I'm
surprised because many colleges today are so diversity conscious that they go
out of their way to hire people of different ethnic, color, cultural and other
> Hi. I'm a new group member and I thought I'd introduce myself.
> I came across this group via Helene Cincebeaux.
> Recently I was working with an audiotaped interview I conducted with a
Slovak-American immigrant woman. She mentioned a family name I could not
> I did a Google search of "Slovak" and "genealogy" and I came across
Helene's name. I emailed her and she told me about this group.
> My mother was an immigrant from Slovakia. My father was Polish. I've been
to both Slovakia and Poland.
> I'm a relatively recent PhD and my dissertation focused on stereotypes of
Poles and other Eastern Europeans in American culture, specifically in
relation to intereactions with Jews.
> I have an article coming out in June in the Journal of Popular Culture on
images of Bohunks in American movies.
> I also have some material on the web, including a bibliography to the folk
art and architecture of Eastern Europe:
And an essay on being a child of Eastern European immigrants:
I'm finding that being of Eastern European descent and focusing on these
issues is not helping my academic career! The market is pretty tight and I'm
finding the job search pretty much impossible. Identity politics plays a huge
role in academia right now and it is not in our favor. I've enjoyed the
messages I've read so far, and I hope to continue reading and learning.
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