About.com: Race Relations
May 31, 2010
In 2007, Savannah State University made history when it hired Robby Wells--the school's first white football coach. But after leading the Savannah State Tigers for two years, Wells resigned early this year. He now says that the Georgia-based historically black college gave him the choice of resigning voluntarily or being fired. According to a federal lawsuit filed by the former coach, school officials not only took issue with his race but with the fact that he's engaged to a black woman.
"They believed that he would have difficulty connecting with their alumni and the community," James E. Rollins, Wells' attorney, told the Associated Press on May 28. At a meeting in January, Wells alleges that SSU's vice president of administration, Claud Flythe, told him that Savannah residents would never support him because of his interracial relationship. A week after the meeting and a month after the coach had signed on for one more year, administrators reportedly urged Wells to resign.
More foolishness after the jump...
Why do we continue to act surprised when we see this more and more each day? When will America stop kidding itself and realize that there IS indeed a double standard when it comes to WHITE MEN DATING/MARRYING BLACK SKINNED WOMEN??
It's my understanding the fired coach has filed a reverse-discrimination lawsuit.
ETA thanks V!