Are Atlantic Cape Community College “Focus Group Meetings” Really Segregated By Race?

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Are Atlantic Cape Community College “Focus Group Meetings” Really Segregated By Race? – Liberty and Prosperity

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This week, we received an anonymous email from someone who claims to be employed at the Atlantic City campus of Atlantic Cape Community College.  She claims that Cindy DeFalco, the Director of Human Resources at the college sent the above email to all college employees last week. It invites them to attend separate “focus group meetings” at Room B209 of the Mays Landing campus of the college later this week based on their race and/or ethnic group.

Employees “who identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islanders” are invited to attend the meeting at 3pm on Thursday, January 26.

Employees “who do not identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, or Pacific Islanders” are invited to attend a separate meeting at 4pm on Friday, January 27.

(Atlantic Cape Community College, or ACCC has three campuses.  It has a Mays Landing and Atlantic City campus in Atlantic County.  It has a Cape May Court House campus in Cape May Court House, Middle Township, in Cape May County.)

This anonymous source, claiming to be an ACCC employee, wrote that because the paid workday ends at 4:30 pm, the group that meets Thursday at 3pm will be paid for most of their attendance at the “focus group meeting”.  However, the group that meets at 4pm on Friday will be paid only for thirty minutes of their time.

The purported email states that the purpose of these “focus group meetings” and other “division meetings” is to “discuss leveling equity as it relates to both instruction and student services”.  It states that Atlantic Cape Community College was recently designated a “Leader College” by the “Achieving the Dream (ATD) organization” of Silver Spring, Maryland.  These “focus group meetings” will also discuss “the results of the Climate Survey, which staff/students completed on during December of 2021.

Do you know anything about this email, or about “focus group meetings” at the college being segregated by race?  Is this genuine?  Or is this a hoax sent to us to embarrass us?  If you know, please let us know!

Update:  January 25, 2023 at 1:30 P.M.:  We confirmed that the above email is authentic.  We also confirmed that Atlantic Cape Community College did in fact schedule two separate racially segregated meetings for its employees this Thursday and Friday.  However, we were just informed that because the college received so much public criticism after we posted and shared this information, it is in now in the process of cancelling those meetings.  Thank you for doing your part!

Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) is run by a 13 member Board of Trustees.  Three of those members are chosen by Democratic Governor Phil Murphy.  Seven are chosen by the Republican County Executive of Atlantic County, with the consent of a majority of Atlantic County’s nine  Republican majority “commissioners” (formerly known as “freeholders”).  The remaining trustees are appointed by the all Republican county commissioners of Cape May County.

Those trustees appointed Dr. Barbara Gaba to be President of Atlantic Cape Community College in 2017 after former President Peter Mora retired.  ACCC has been “woke” every since. Click here for link to previous post.  Why Is Republican Run Atlantic Cape Community College “Woke”? – Liberty and Prosperity is a tax-exempt, non-political education organization of roughly 200 citizens who mostly live near Atlantic City, New Jersey.  We formed this group in 2003. We volunteer our time and money to maintain this website. We do our best to post accurate information. However, we admit we make mistakes from time to time.  If you see any mistakes or inaccurate, misleading, outdated, or incomplete information in this or any of our posts, please let us know. We will do our best to correct the problem as soon as possible. Please email us at or telephone (609) 927-7333.

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