A Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) instructor is being sued over alleged racist comments against Nigerians, MassLive reported.
A civil lawsuit – which also names QCC as a defendant – claims Arlene James, a part-time faculty member at QCC, told her class: “You can’t trust Nigerians. They’ll steal your money,” among other disparaging remarks about Nigerians.
James made “repeated disparaging racial remarks about Nigerians that inferred the Plaintiff had a propensity for untrustworthiness and academic dishonesty based on his race/ethnicity,” the lawsuit alleges.
The lawsuit was filed in Worcester federal court by attorney John T. Martin on behalf of Leroy Gardner, a Nigerian man who was enrolled in a medical administration class taught by James.