The poet Kenneth Fields has been teaching at Stanford University since 1967, but he won’t be teaching “American Indian Mythology, Legend, and Lore” anymore. According to Colleen Flaherty’s story in InsideHigherEd, Fields says he “voluntarily stepped down” from teaching that course.

It was a petition crafted by a first-year student that undid Fields, and the petition’s main argument is disconcerting.


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