What to Know
- Lisa Durden says she found out about the suspension only after showing up at Essex County College to teach a class
- Durden, who is black, had appeared two days earlier on Tucker Carlson's show to talk about a Black Lives Matter event for black people only
- The school VP who signed her suspension letter said the college acted in a matter consistent with state law
An adjunct professor at a New Jersey community college is questioning why she was suspended after appearing on Fox News.
Lisa Durden says she learned about the suspension June 8 when she arrived to teach a class at Essex County College.
Durden, who is black, had appeared two days earlier on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," where she discussed a Memorial Day event for black people only that was staged by a Black Lives Matter group.
Durden says her suspension letter didn't mention her appearance but said administration officials discussed it with her.
The Associated Press left messages seeking comment from a school spokesman.
Jeffrey Lee, the school vice president who signed the suspension letter, issued a statement noting the college's attorney "has handled this matter in a way that complies" with state law.