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Professor Who Alleged ‘Hispanization’ Has No Civil Rights Claim

July 2, 2019, 7:49 PM

A professor let go at the end of her probationary period at a California state college can’t proceed with claims that her denial of tenure was driven by a policy that improperly favored Hispanics, the Central District of California said.

Dr. Natalie Operstein’s challenge to an alleged “Hispanization” policy at California State University at Fullerton, and her assertion that her contract termination deprived her of a property interest, both fail, the court said.

Operstein had no constitutionally protected property interest in continued employment at CSU, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California said, dismissing the civil rights ...