A federal judge has shot down requests by officials at the historically Black Delaware State University to dismiss a discrimination complaint filed by a white former employee.
According to The Associated Press, on April 9 a judge upheld a previous recommendation made by a magistrate judge last month, when it was found that Jeffrey DeMoss had presented sufficient facts showing his termination was racially motivated.
In his suit, DeMoss claims he overheard former university President Harry Williams refer to him as a “white fat (expletive)” during a phone call. He also claims a school official alerted him that his firing was motivated by race and that the university wanted an African-American in his position instead.
DeMoss served as operations director for the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center as well as executive director for dining and auxiliary services.