Plaintiff Saul Hillel Benjamin, former headmaster at the Epiphany School for Global Studies in N.C., alleges that Sparks thwarted his efforts to promote diversity at the school.
When told that the school had just two black students out of 514, Sparks allegedly responded, "Black students are too poor and can't do the academic work." Ahead of a meeting between Benjamin and a member of the NAACP, Sparks reportedly told the headmaster to "engage only in private and less visible contact with African Americans."
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