The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled in favor of a white administrator at Winston-Salem State University, Shira Hedgepeth, who claims she was fired from her job because of reverse racism.

According to reports, Hedgepeth claimed she was told she did not have the proper skills to stay in her position after her department was restructured.

She also said Winston-Salem did not have have any proof to fire her, saying, "They had no documentation of any problem with my employment. I was highly regarded as a qualified employee."

Hedgepeth says she is forever damaged from the firing.

Now Hedgepeth and Winston-Salem State will go into mediation. If the two are unable to come to a settlement the case will be brought to the federal court.

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7 thoughts on “White Woman Claims ‘Reverse Racism’ Caused Firing

  1. Things are really bad and out of hand at WSSU and it’s like no one cares. I have reported them so many times, it’s sad they are giving HBCU’s a bad name. The culture there is really bad not sure when someone will intervene but it’s unbelievable and unbearable on many days. This issue there has nothing to do with race; it’s more about leadership not having any regard for the law and many in leadership moral less. These people are bullies and I’ve had enough and decided to fight back. Additionally, there is no accountability and they are running off the principle of it’s not what you know it’s who you know. I have been violated just like Shira and I too feel damaged by the actions of WSSU employees.

  2. I am fighting the same fight that Shira is fighting; Dr. Joyce said “If you are treated differently and adversely because you are black or white, you are being discriminated on the basis of your race and that is unlawful,” it’s deeper than race at WSSU my cases are related to sex discrimination and retaliation. I say, if you are treated differently and adversely because of your race, sex, or any “covered class”, you are being discriminated against and that is unlawful,” a concept WSSU has failed to adopt. It’s sad because I personally feel that this should be a matter of public concern because WSSU is a public University. My concern is that more lawsuits will come and as a tax payer I don’t want the current leadership at WSSU any more; they are thugs and bullies and must be stopped. I’m not sure why someone from the State department won’t intervene, I understand WSSU is an HBCU but does that mean we have the flexibility to waste there? It’s sad I don’t believe hard working, qualified employees should be discriminated against for any reason! To add insult to injury, WSSU defense strategy is to deny everything, and seek dismissals..what a mess! Good luck with that. Diversity at WSSU for all means do as you are told or else….I’m sorry but it really reminds me of an plantation. I have to go in everyday and tell myself no weapon formed against me shall prosper and the Lord is my shepherd I shall not want because while I love what I do and I do my job well I too am a victim of discrimination at WSSU which also led to harassment and retaliation as a means to get me to quit my job! So much for RAM pride….just another example of saying one thing and doing another!

  3. I realized many people does not know what discrimination is..EEOC does a good job of providing definitions and examples on their website.

  4. Of course, it couldn’t be that attitude whites get when they believe themselves so liberal for living among us. That feeling of entitlement is always there. Whether they speak to you (blacks) or don’t speak to you. I will bet she was not easy to deal with. White women in particular don’t even know how bad and entitled they are. Watch a few, they don’t even notice when they are inappropriate. It could be something as simple as waiting on them to get out of a parking space or someone in front of them in line. That’s the way it is. That’s how white men appeased them when the white man was spending more time in the black woman’s dwelling. He let them get away with anything to keep them quiet so that no matter what, the “illusion” of white is right remains on top.

  5. Of course, it couldn’t be that attitude whites get when they believe themselves so liberal for living among us. That feeling of entitlement is always there. Whether they speak to you (blacks) or don’t speak to you. I will bet she was not easy to deal with. White women in particular don’t even know how bad and entitled they are. Watch a few, they don’t even notice when they are inappropriate. It could be something as simple as waiting on them to get out of a parking space or someone in front of them in line. That’s the way it is. That’s how white men appeased them when the white man was spending more time in the black woman’s dwelling. He let them get away with anything to keep them quiet so that no matter what, the “illusion” of white is right remains on top.

  6. I doubt it’s racism. It maybe bias of some sort at worst. Racism is when your entire race is scrutinized solely because of your race. There are no grounds for this scrutiny other than the color of your skin. Like our President, Barak Obama is a Harvard Law Professor and past President of the Harvard Law Review I think it’s called. His race is not scrutinized because its members are lazy, crimminal, immoral or a menace to society collectively. No, his race is hated because of their color. All kinds of discriminatory systems are put in place to control them and prevent their progress.

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