Professor Cornel West dramatically resigns from Harvard after being denied tenure and says the ‘shadow of Jim Crow’ in the form of ‘superficial diversity’ persists at the Ivy League school

The famous public intellectual Cornel West has dramatically quit his job at Harvard University following a tenure dispute, accusing the esteemed school of ‘spiritual rot’ and ‘superficial diversity.’

In a resignation letter he shared publicly on Monday night, 68-year-old West slammed Harvard’s administration and revealed a litany of personal and professional complaints.

‘How sad it is to see our beloved Harvard Divinity School in such decline and decay,’ he wrote in the letter. ‘The disarray of a scattered curriculum, the disenchantment of talented yet deferential faculty, and the disorientation of precious students loom large.

Harvard University did not immediately respond to an inquiry from DailyMail.com on Tuesday afternoon.

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