Reginald Oxendine, an adjunct professor at UNCP, says the university is discriminating against minorities, especially American Indians.Oxendine
is a Lumbee.
don't expect to be an exclusive employee base but we do expect common decency and expect that the full time teaching faculty and administrative positions be proportional to the student enrollment," said Oxendine
, who lives in Pembroke.
In the maintenance department, American Indians
represent the majority, Oxendine
said.Of the 77 workers, 65 are Indian and five are white.American Indians
make up 22 percent of the student body.Oxendine
said that percentage should also reflect the teaching faculty.
"We have more than 1,000 Lumbees in Robeson County and adjoining counties with education degrees," Oxendine
...Oxendine has taught part-time for four years at UNCP.He
applied for a full-time position in the Sociology Department, but was turned down.
insists that rejection isn't the reason he
decided to speak out against the university's hiring practices.
"It is very important to our American Indian students that they have positive role models," Oxendine