May 29, 1991
White Male Professor Sues Black Women's College
A white male professor who was denied tenure at Spelman College has filed a race- and sex-discrimination complaint against the historically black women's college.
The complaint, filed this month with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claims that Joe Reese, an assistant professor of English at Spelman since 1985, was denied tenure and promotion on the basis of his race and sex, even though he had met or exceeded all the qualifications. In denying him tenure, Spelman