Langston University Settles Race Discrimination Complaint Filed by a White Professor

Langston University, the historically black college in Oklahoma, entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice in a race discrimination case filed by a white professor of English. The professor claimed that her salary was lower than that of black professors in the same position and that black faculty members were given preferential treatment. Under the agreement, the professor will have her salary increased and be awarded $30,000 in back pay. The university also agreed to implement training courses on racial discrimination law for all administrators.

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