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Virginia State University settles discrimination suit January 28, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Eddie Moore, Eric Thomas, Free Speech, Freedom of Speech, Harris Butler, historically black college, Jean Cobbs, Lawsuit, Virginia State, VSU.

RICHMOND, Va. Virginia State University has agreed to pay 600-thousand dollars to a professor who says she was fired in part for holding conservative political viewpoints.

Harris Butler The Third is representing Jean Cobbs. He says the agreement was reached in a January Ninth conference.In a November 2005 suit, Cobbs claimed she was denied her rights to free speech and association when she was fired. Cobbs says V-S-U President Eddie Moore Junior and Provost Eric Thomas retaliated against her for testifying several years ago in a lawsuit filed by a faculty member who claimed the historically black school discriminated against him for being white.The plaintiffs won that lawsuit and awards of more than one million dollars.

The current lawsuit also says Cobbs has conservative political beliefs that … quote … “many of her peers and superiors at V-S-U find untenable for a professional of African-American descent.”The agreement must be approved by the attorney general and governor to become final.

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: wdbj7.com

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