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White Student Sues Howard University For Racial Discrimination After He Was Expelled

by Black America Web

You know—there’s a reason why some Black people prefer to exclude white people from Black spaces. It’s not so much about anti-whiteness as much as it is about Black people needing to be able to discuss issues within the Black community away from the white gaze and without the input of white people who have not had the lived experience of being Black in America.

So, what are we to make of a white man who makes the decision to attend an HBCU only to file an anti-discrimination lawsuit against t the school after he was expelled due to Black students finding him to be problematic?

Meet Michael Newman.

According  to Fox 6, Newman attended Howard University School of Law until he was expelled in September of last year, which prompted him to file a lawsuit seeking $2 million in monetary damages for “pain, suffering, emotional anguish and damage to his reputation.” Apparently, Black students didn’t appreciate Newman’s Caucasian insight on how and why Black people vote.

From Fox 6:

The trouble started when the university shifted to remote learning at the start of the pandemic, meaning students communicated through purely online forums and through GroupMe chats, Newman claimed in court papers.

After a symposium featuring an African-American speaker in the run-up to the 2020 election, Newman said he posted on a professor’s forum page asking if further dialogue could be had on “whether: (1) Black voters didn’t question turning to government for solutions, and (2) reliably voting for the same party every election disincentivized both parties from responding to the needs of the black communities.”

Some students responded negatively to Newman’s post and reached out to school administrators, prompting Newman’s removal from one of his group chats for the class, according to the allegations.

Newman also described feeling “utterly disenfranchised” at the school and compared himself to a Black student at a primarily White…

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