Black People : HBCU fires football coach for race mixing

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  1. Knowledge Seed

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    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Savannah State University's ex-football coach says in a federal lawsuit that the historically black college forced him to resign because he's white and is engaged to marry a black woman.

    Robby Wells' lawsuit accuses university officials of racial discrimination when they forced Wells out of his job in January, a month after he signed a one-year contract extension as coach.

    Wells was hired as Savannah State's first white football coach in 2007 and coached there for two seasons.

    The lawsuit says the college's vice president of administration told Wells that alumni would never support him because he's white and that people in Savannah would be unable to accept Wells' engagement to a black woman.

    University spokeswoman Loretta Heyward said Savannah State had no immediate comment on the suit Friday.
     
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  3. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    .......Thanks blackeyes, good stuff, here's more:

    4 white students sue HBCU for discrimination

    Four white football players recruited by Savannah State University's former coach say in a lawsuit the historically black college denied them scholarships because of their race.

    The lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta says coach Robby Wells offered scholarships to the players before he was fired in January. It says Savannah State pulled the scholarship offers after Wells left.

    Peace In,
     
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    Yea I knew the whole HBCU thing was going to back fire at some point lol...I dont mean to take this off topic but I attended an HBCU where there were many white students and the crazy thing is that they along with Howard and many other prominent HBCUs give scholarship for "minority" students....go figure
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    .......Yes ma'am Each1teach1,

    And here's some information which supports your thoughts and position:

    All to often we assume we have viable black institutions when in fact we have these entities started and even named, in this case, by whites; and now they will be erased, one by one, called mergers...
    http://destee.com/index.php?threads/politics-from-the-black-perspective.66166/page-5#post-689068

    Peace In,
     
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