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White Teacher Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against HBCU and Wins!

Shira Hedgepeth claims she was fired from Winston-Salem State University, a Historically Black College and University, because she is a white woman. An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  ruling backs up the claim.

Hedgepeth was the university’s director of academic technology in the Department of Information Technology and had worked there prior to her termination in September 2010, since August 2008.

A Winston-Salem State University letter to the EEOC denies the allegation and says her termination was nondiscriminatory. They mention that WSSU hired a new associate provost and chief information officer and soon after, the two terminated Hedgepeth because they were “going in a different direction” and the position had new responsibilities that required “advanced skills in systems and applications programming.”

The EEOC concluded that Hedgepeth’s “race, white, was a factor in the terms and conditions of employment and respondent’s (WSSU’s) decision to terminate her employment.” –yvette caslin

Read the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s response to Shira Hedgepeth’s claim. 

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  1. zobop republic on September 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

    You know, it’s a strange world when white people claim discrimination and WIN. But when Black people accuse discrimination it’s an uphill battle to prove it. Not to mention expensive. [Lawyers, court expense, etc.].

    • Anona-mouse on November 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      You sound real bright. You shouldn’t believe everything you read.