Winston-Salem State University Employee Says She was Fired for Being White
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

From New York Daily News.

A former employee of Winston-Salem State University says the historically black institution fired her because she is white.

“In my opinion, had I been African-American, they would not have fired me,” said Shira Hedgepeth, former director of academic technology at the university in North Carolina.

“They had no documentation of any problem with my employment. I was highly regarded as a qualified employee.”

Though the university has categorically denied Hedgepeth’s accusation, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that her race played a factor in her termination. Hedgepeth says she was fired without warning after working at the university for three years.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.


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