IUPUI chancellor: Race-based incident is ‘closed’

By July 23, 2008

His name has been cleared with the University, but Keith J. Sampson is still unsure of how to proceed after being accused of racially harassing coworkers last fall.

Sampson, an IU-Purdue University at Indianapolis student and employee, received a letter July 11 from IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz apologizing for a letter Sampson received in November from former IUPUI Affirmative Action Officer Lillian Charleston. In the letter, Charleston said reading an anti-Klan book in front of black co-workers after they asked him to stop "demonstrated disdain and insensitivity" on Sampson's part. In a second letter Charleston sent to Sampson in February, she said because the Affirmative Action Office couldn't "draw any final conclusion," no disciplinary action would be taken...

Schools: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis