Another African-American scholar is leaving Harvard. Tenured political scientist Michael Dawson, a graduate of Berkeley with a Ph.D. from Harvard, says farewell in this e-mail:

<<Subject: With regrets

Dear Colleagues,
I’m sad to say that for a variety of reasons–including some important
familial ones–[my wife] and I have decided to return to the University
of Chicago. I regret that I didn’t get to work with many of you more
closely than I have been able to, but know that the future of the
department is extraordinarily bright and it will be my loss that I will
be unable to join you in the coming years.
With all my best wishes,

Is this a sign of things to come?