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Beverly Hills High

Celebrity School Embroiled

In Racism Lawsuit

7/16/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The principal of Beverly Hills High School -- the inspiration for "90210" and the alma mater of a gaggle of celebs including Angelina Jolie, Nic Cage, Lenny Kravitz and Monica Lewinsky -- claims the school district is out to get him and every other African-American who works there.

Carter Paysinger claims in a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- the all-white Beverly Hills School Board targeted him because he's Black.  He says one member told him, "One of the problems that you have is that you don't look like what a principal of Beverly Hills High School should look like." 

Paysinger says another member once said, "It would be easier if he had lighter skin ... and he looks more intelligent when he wears glasses."

Paysinger has worked for the district for 4 decades, as a longtime football coach who became principal in 2010.  In fact, he was a student at BHHS ... he was the black version of Andrea Zuckerman, who was bussed in ... well, not from the Valley, but from South Central.

But it gets a little tricky.  Paysinger was investigated by the L.A. County D.A. for wrongfully taking money from students who attended a summer sports camp.  The camp was privately funded but was held on campus.  Paysinger said he had been taking a fee for 15 years and everyone knew and no one complained. Ultimately the D.A. rejected the case.

And the Principal says the District is now out to get him and his family.  He claims in the lawsuit the Board has made a decision to rid the school of all minorities. 
 
Paysigner is still principal but he feels the District has tarnished his reputation so he's suing for damages.

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103 COMMENTS

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JMitch    

Give me a freaking break. Things aren't going your way so you cry racism? Any good principal would know that taking money from your own students attending a camp (privately owned or not) is a conflict of interest.

98 days ago
2.

harvey is racist    

it wouldnt be too long before the minions run in here and claim racism is dead and he must be making it all up..even though they dont have the full evidence infront of them.

We dont know anythingabout this case..dont jump to conclusion.

98 days ago
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cruelworld45    

Yes whites are always comfortable with the mutts! After all massa would go in with his Black slave and screw her to death, all because his White wife was never that enthused...

98 days ago
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Kaveman    

Racial discrimination accusers are often the biggest racists of all.

98 days ago
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Tax    

I am at the school 5 days a week and can say most of the student are now Persian, not sure where they got all white. Beverly Hills is being over run.

98 days ago
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Tax    

As I have posted before Beverly Hills is all about the me attitude and how much I make and who I know. Welcome to LA if they don't like you they outcast you. I think this is more about that then the color of his skin.

98 days ago
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Lily Daisy    

It's true that this school has a large Persian student population. While Mr. Paysinger may look a little different from the majority of the kids attending, I think it speaks well of the district that they hired him to serve as this iconic school's Principal. I also think that it's tacky and awkward for him to be suing while he is still the Principal!

98 days ago
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TMZCrazy    

He's mighty fine-looking if you ask me.

97 days ago
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static    

It's racism.

97 days ago
10.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Of course....what do you expect?!

97 days ago
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Krystalsexybabe    

So true most dark skinned blacks just look dumb and stupid! The lighter your skin comes more opportunities just face it. Whites can't trust dark skinned blacks because they're evil!

97 days ago
12.

bigwill    

So after 40yrs. They found out that he was black.

97 days ago
13.

Sherron    

All minorities? Or all thieves?

97 days ago
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UhOhSpaghettiOs    

So he steals money and then tries to deflect with the racial BS. Dude give it up.

97 days ago
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Kristinajp    

So 9o me get this right...he.has been a principal who is black for four decades and he took money from kids that probably should have went to the school and not himself since technically the government pays for the school it is not his business where he has exP3nses

97 days ago
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