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Andre Agassi Prep School

Allegations of Racism

2/23/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Andre Agassi College Prep Academy
The Nevada prep school named after and founded by Andre Agassi has been sued by a former biology teacher who claims he was treated like crap and FIRED because he's black.

TMZ has obtained the lawsuit filed by James Holmes Jr. -- who claims he was hired to teach 9th and 10th grade biology at Andre Agassi College Prep Academy in 2005.

According to his suit, things went smoothly for the next 3 years ... until the school hired a new principal in 2008 ... who allegedly favored white teachers.

James claims the principal refused to let him travel to a science conference ... blaming it on budget restraints. But James claims he later discovered the school head DID have funds reserved for other teachers who wanted to attend conferences ... and they all happened to be white.

James also claims the principal denied his request for new lab materials due to budget restraints ... only to find out the lab materials were ordered for two white teachers instead.

According to the suit, James says he filed a complaint with the school ... but officials retaliated by firing his ass and replacing him with a substitute elementary school teacher who wasn't certified to teach science courses.

James is demanding at least $75k in damages. Andre is not personally named in the suit.

A rep for the Academy tells us, "We will aggressively defend the suit because the case is baseless and without any merit."

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My Big Salami    

That is the ga_yest picture I ever seen!

881 days ago
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Marvin     

Black=victim Sad

881 days ago
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Liz    

OH GEEZ!! There goes that race card again..........

881 days ago
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jimi    

wow another black boo hooing , thats news?

881 days ago
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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

<./ see that? That's the world's smallest violin.. boo hoo brutha... wahhh no one likes me cause I'm black!! They made me use a different water fountain even, I swear, and then one time there was a noose on my car when I went to leave but I decided not to say anything.." Yea right...shove it %$^&*()_&T*_)*(_) .. I'm sick of this racial free ride fishing expeditions every professional black man goes on when they get fired. Just imagine the discrimination suit Obama's gonna file when he gets his azzz whooped this fall because the states are onto the the fraud and the missing votes will be the big MSM mystery as if they don't already know that's gonna show its effects now they're disbanded. They'll blame the massive vote losses on GOP Fraud...or try to.

881 days ago
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ME    

cause im BLACK....cause im BLACK....BLA BLA BLA BLA....

881 days ago
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jen    

My gosh people why so much hate, we can only assume what really happens. White people in america never experience racism so is easy to shove it under the rug , let me make one thing clear not everytime someone cries racism it is, but where there is smoke is always fire. Some one said black people are not good for nothing, this is one ignorant, uneducated, bais, racist person its people like you that raises your kids to be an ass.

881 days ago
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ME    

still waiting for their reparations?....oh wait a minute 50% of the black population on welfare...affirmative action,BET,NAACP,Black history month,deadbeat dads spreading their seed like rabbits and baby daddy is in the pokey.stfu and do something to make your race proud instead of b*tching.

881 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

maybe he favored white teachers because they actually were working instead of sitting on their ass wanting everything given to them because of something that happened many many years ago..Get off yur lazy ass and get another job.

881 days ago
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Chris    

Always crying about something and using the race card.

881 days ago
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BB not bb    

Honestly I wouldn't be surprised. Andre Agassi always gave me a funny feeling he was like that. He was like an original skinhead with his bald head. He was married to the beautiful sweet intellignet Brooke Shields who is also Jewish and dumped her for Steffi Graff, who is German. He has an arrogance about him that I feel is an air of superiority or racism. Now Brooke has mental issues and has to defend her antidepressants to get through life.


There is racism that is very subtle and hard to prove and yet is glaringly obvious. There is just a hatefulness and dismissiveness in a persons attitude or a passive agressive means of abuse that amounts to the effects of racism against someone.


The teacher wasn't given proper lab equipment or proper funds for conferences while others were, so there is something wrong there. Then he was fired for complaining which is against the law in itself. I think the school should have to answer why he was denied the needed resources to perform his job.

881 days ago
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God-Of-Lyf    

Sooooo was the guy also hired because he's black? COME ON BLACK PEOPLE. Get over yourselves...!!!

881 days ago
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bebefj123    

everytime a black person sues for racism you dumb whites always say its teh race card. Liek he said it was all good until this new principal and that is when the discrimination began. That new principal decided to play the race card! And this racist assumption that blacks expect things to be handed to them is the race card BS...white folk have an entitlement attitude and think they are so much better than everybody else if thats the case and white folk really need to get over themselves. Plenty of blacks have a good work ethic and many whites are lazy entitlement freaks. These supervisors are still racist and sexist, they set things up to cover their behinds and do things sneaky, thinking you wont find out about it or try to make it to where it would be hard to prove. It doesnt mean they are not doing it. He will discriminate against a black one day and then a fat white woman the next or wont hire an ugly person the next, so it doesnt end there. I hope he wins because these supervisors can be sneaky and underhanded. I totally believe him. He should have asked for more bc by the time his lawyers get their share he will have little for his pain and suffering and aggravation. All kinds of discrimination still exist on jobs...if you are reserved they are allowed to harasss you and then blame you for being harrassed...if you are not as attractive....whatever they dont like about you, they will try to discriminate against you. He should ask for 2 years of salary polus pain and suffering of 100,000 or more and lawyers fees because of this crap.

881 days ago
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bebefj123    

I hope he wins because these supervisors can be sneaky and underhanded. I totally believe him. He should have asked for more bc by the time his lawyers get their share he will have little for his pain and suffering and aggravation. All kinds of discrimination still exist on jobs...if you are reserved they are allowed to harasss you and then blame you for being harrassed...if you are not as attractive....whatever they dont like about you, they will try to discriminate against you. He should ask for 2 years of salary polus pain and suffering of 100,000 or more and lawyers fees because of this crap.

881 days ago
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Gridiron    

Gotta love how the racist idiots on most message boards use insults and racist stereotypes to dismiss claims of racism. True, not every claim of racism is valid, but when you see the overwhelming nasty vile replies to stories like this, you see that there are a lot of people out there who are hateful towards blacks. So guess what? If you have all these preconceived ideas about blacks and any of you are hiring managers or supervisors, how do you think you'll treat a black person if you already have no respect for them? With every nasty post attacking blacks, you only prove that racism is very much alive and well in this fine country of ours, despite having a black President (who you disrespect to no end, by the way). We blacks will continue progressing to bigger and better things while you constantly cry about "reverse-racism" and drop absurdly overused cliches like "the race card". Sure, you have the few gutter rat black folks with no ambition shooting each other and making life miserable for everyone, both black and white.
However, there are many other blacks with more positive and progressive goals on our minds. As we continue to free more of the trapped blacks from the shackles of poverty and violence, you'd better look out. They'll be coming for your jobs while you whine on TMZ all day. And no, they won't need affirmative action because judging by the ridiculous amount of misspelled words in most of the racist posts, I think a lot of you should spend a little more time improving yourselves rather than criticizing others. I mean, geez... darn near every browser has spell-check built in now. You have to be dumb as a bag of rocks to continuously misspell words online in this day and age. But thanks anyway for staying dumb and offering us the increased job opportunities.

881 days ago
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