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NAACP says covert discrimination led to white coach's firing

Basketball, Coach, Collingswood High School, Collingswood High School Basketball Coach, Discrimination, Fired, High School Basketball, Joe McLaughlin, NAACP, News, Sports -

NAACP says covert discrimination led to white coach's firing

NBC Philadelphia– Attorney Dennis Young, who is representing a high school basketball coach who was fired last month, told NBC10 that for ten years “the coach was told to make the team whiter.”

The NAACP is asking the New Jersey Attorney General to launch an investigation into the firing of Joe McLoughlin.

McLoughlin was fired in June after serving as the head basketball coach at Collingswood High School for 14 years and winning a state championship.

Dozens of current and former students as well as parents gathered at a heated school board meeting on June 25, to fight to save McLoughlin’s job, but they were unsuccessful. The board made a unanimous vote to fire McLoughlin, but gave no official reason.

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