Harvard sociologist defended against plagiarism accusations: ‘Bogus claims’

Colleagues are coming to the defense of a Harvard University sociologist who was recently accused of plagiarism, arguing the claims are bogus and part of a larger attack on black female scholars in higher education.

Award-winning Harvard University Professor Christina Cross is under fire over allegations of plagiarism in a complaint first reported in mid-March by conservative education activist Christopher Rufo in City Journal.

The complaint, provided to Rufo, “documents a pattern of misappropriation in Cross’s dissertation and one other academic paper.”

“The complaint begins with a dozen allegations of plagiarism related to the dissertation that range in severity from small bits of ‘duplicative language,’ which may not constitute an offense, to multiple passages heavily plagiarized from other sources without proper attribution,” he reported.
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