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A Former Liberty U. Staffer Wants to Help Others Escape Jerry Falwell’s Racism

Jun 11, 2020

By Hemant Mehta

After Liberty University president Jerry Falwell, Jr. tweeted a racist picture featuring one man in blackface and another in a KKK costume, all as part of some pathetic attempt at a political joke, Black staffers have resigned and spoke out about how ashamed they are by his actions.

The most vocal critics of Falwell, however, are usually people who have other jobs or no longer work there at all. They can condemn from a distance because what’s Falwell going to do about it?

It’s obviously much harder to criticize from within the Liberty bubble because Falwell could simply fire you. (It’s not like anyone has job protection there.)

But that’s why this is such an interesting update to the story: LeeQuan McLaurin, a Liberty graduate who spent years working as the school’s “director of diversity retention,” is one of the people who resigned due to Falwell’s racism… and he’s trying to help others walk out the door with him.

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