June 22, 2020 Statement from the Laney College Mathematics Department:
We are offended by the messages from a faculty member in our department to a student about the pronunciation of her name. We extend our gratitude to the student who made public the racist/xenophobic emails that she received earlier this summer; we applaud her bravery and dignity. We encourage students who encounter discrimination to contact the department and administration. We care deeply about our students, and want to provide the most supportive environment we can for learning and growth.
If you are currently enrolled in math classes in the fall at Laney College, please contact your instructor for updates on the format in which your classes will continue. Courses for the fall semester will be held online, but may be offered in different ways – some will be synchronous (with set day/time meetings) and some will be held in an asynchronous format (where you can do work on your own time, without set class meetings).
The Mathematics Department offers a rich curriculum to meet the diverse needs of students at Laney College. Our course offerings include those transferable to four- year colleges/universities, those tailored for programs in career and technical education, along with those designed to help students strengthen their basic skills.