Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Bishop State Community College

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The director of financial aid at Bishop State Community College has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the 2-year school and the state Department of Postsecondary Education.

Audry King, who is black, claims that in the fall of 2009, college President James Lowe offered to promote her to a counselor position, which would have entailed a raise.

King “expressed her desire to take the position,” but was not given the job, according to the lawsuit.

At about the same time, a “substantially similar counseling position” was given to a “less qualified” white woman, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Mobile.

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