Black Teacher from Philly Prep School Files Racial Discrimination Suit
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

A teacher at an exclusive Philadelphia prep school claims that he was fired without cause after school officials alleged he sent inappropriate text messages to a female student, NBC reports.

Attorneys said the veteran math teacher Arthur Matthews was fired even though the young woman and her parents said the messages contained nothing improper.

The federal lawsuit alleges that Matthews’ termination from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy was part of a pattern of discrimination at the “predominantly Caucasian” school.

“Historically, black employees, regardless of their position, have been denied promotions and are subject to harsher discipline, unfair demotion, and unjust termination in circumstances where nonblack staff are, or have been, treated more favorably,” the lawsuit said.

Source: NBC News.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.


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