Black College Fired White Professor Because of her Skin Color, Court Rules


A white professor at a predominantly black university in Missouri was fired because of the color of her skin, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.

A Missouri appeals court upheld a jury verdict which found that Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU), a historically black college, discriminated against one of its instructors because she is white.

The trial jury awarded Beverly Wilkins nearly $5 million ”including $3.5 million in punitive damages ”based on her claim that she was discriminated against in favor of less senior black teachers.

Wilkins, a Caucasian woman from a modest background, was hired as an adjunct professor in the Education Department at Harris-Stowe in St Louis, in 2001.

Then, in 2010, after having successfully risen to full-time instructor as a non-tenure-track professor, Wilkins was unexpectedly fired from her position by the Board of Regents due to alleged reductions in state funding.

But her lawsuit, initiated two years ago, tells a different story. In it, she claims that despite having taught at the school for less time than her, two of her black colleagues were allowed to keep their jobs.

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