That was fast. Morehouse College has fired one woman and reprimanded another for using work email accounts to forward a mean-spirited, homophobic e-blast mocking a black gay wedding ceremony, reports the Journal Constitution.
The fired woman worked as an administrative assistant in the president’s office, according to reports. After receiving an e-mail forward that included wedding photos of a gay couple, she forwarded the e-mail to others and made comments that were considered discriminatory. In a statement released Thursday, Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Morehouse’s president, announced that “the college has disciplined the persons involved in the incident, and one of the implicated employees is no longer with the college.”
“The views expressed in the e-mail entitled, ‘The WTD of the Week,' (September 28, 2009) were the personal views of one individual and do not reflect the values or policies of Morehouse College,” he said in the statement. “The College has taken great strides toward building a diverse and tolerant community.”
The all-male Morehouse is one of the nation's premier historically black colleges. The College has seen several well-publicized cases of homophobia, harassment and anti-gay violence in recent years. Previous administrations have been accused of not taking the cases seriously.
Bravo to Dr. Franklin and the College.
You take care now, Sandra Bradley.