Former JSU football coach sues for racial discrimination – Mississippi News

Former JSU football coach sues for racial discrimination – Mississippi News

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Harold Jackson isn’t happy with the $65,000 buyout Jackson State paid him after he was fired in October 2015.
The lawsuit, which seeks relief to the tune of $300,000 plus damages, accuses the plaintiffs named in the case — the State College Board, State College Board commissioner Glen Boyce, former JSU president Carolyn Meyers and 10 John Does — of breach of contract and racial discrimination.
The complaint states that “sadly, the IHL has continued its discriminatory practices in the form of extending employment contracts to African American head football coaches with terms that are materially different than those extended to non-African American football head coaches.”
Tyler Cleveland

Harold Jackson isn’t happy with the $65,000 buyout Jackson State paid him after he was fired in October 2015.

Jackson alleged racial discrimination in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hinds County Court. The lawsuit, which seeks relief to the tune of $300,000 plus damages, accuses the plaintiffs named in the case — the State College Board, State College Board commissioner Glen Boyce, former JSU president Carolyn Meyers and 10 John Does — of breach of contract and racial discrimination.

The complaint states that “sadly, the IHL has continued its discriminatory practices in the form of extending employment contracts to African American head football coaches with terms that are materially different than those extended to non-African American football head coaches.”

In the lawsuit, Jackson says that over the past…

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