NCCU chancellor accused of racism at historically-black college

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DURHAM, N.C. — Three former employees of North Carolina Central University have filed separate lawsuits accusing Chancellor Debra Saunders-White of discrimination and improper spending of taxpayer money.

Two of the lawsuits are in federal court. Marianne Murphy, who was a professor at NCCU’s business school, and Francis Smith, who was Director of Graduate, Professional, and Executive programs at the School of Business, are seeking damages and back pay.

Murphy is of Cuban descent. Smith is white.

In her lawsuit Murphy alleges that Chancellor Saunders-White “engage[d] in race discrimination and retaliation against non-African-American individuals.”

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