Historically Black University Settles Race Discrimination Lawsuit With White Football Coach

Robby Wells, former head football coach at Savannah State University, agreed to a $240,000 settlement of a race discrimination lawsuit. Wells, who is White, claimed that the historically Black university had fired him because of his race.

Wells claimed in the lawsuit that he was told by university officials that alumni would not support him because of his race and that citizens of Savannah would not support him because of his plans to marry an African American woman.

In agreeing to the settlement, the university denied any wrongdoing in the case.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. If the school fired him for the reasons above, I am glad he received financial compensation. That is wrong and there should be zero tolerance!

  2. I agree. If his race was the reason for being fired, then compensation is justified. However, then why was his race not an issue when he was being hired?

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