March 6-7, 2018 Upon leaving the Board of Trustees meeting on March 6 Dr. Krentz, Dean of the Philadelphia chapel makes the statement “mutiny starts at the bottom” to a female student of African descent. On March 7 this student files a complaint against Dr. Krentz for this micro-aggressive statement.
It is important to note here that the claims filed by students concerning Dr. Krentz’s implicit bias expressed through racist words and actions have been investigated by a human resources firm hired by the Board of Trustees. As of July 2018 these complaints have been substantiated and reported to the board. Dr. Krentz then resigned as a member of the faculty and ULS students were notified on August 2, 2018. No mention of the students substantiated claims is given which allows his actions to be labeled as individualistic and not rightly contextualized as both an individual’s acts which are also part of the ongoing systemic issue of racism at ULS. Many of the proposed policies in the ULS Policy Survey seek to address these ongoing systemic issues in the ULS community. This announcement is part of the timeline of racism at United Lutheran Seminary