Court: Firing for Poor Performance, Not Racism

Katherine Timpf, National Review, August 5, 2014

A professor who was hired based on her race has lost an anti-discrimination lawsuit in which she claimed she was fired based on her race.

The University of New Hampshire hired Roslyn Chavda during a hiring freeze, then fired her after she received poor performance reviews and failed to publish in scholarly journals.

In the court opinion, New Hampshire district judge Laynda McCafferty stated that criticizing an employee for poor work performance is not discrimination.

“Although she refers to ‘venom’ hurled by her colleagues, the only venom of which she provides any evidence consists of comments about her deficiencies in teaching, scholarship, and interactions with colleagues in the department,” McCafferty wrote.


“UNH was in the midst of a hiring freeze. However, the department was able to get around the freeze, and hire Chavda, because of her race and UNH’s ongoing efforts to enhance racial diversity on campus,” she wrote.

Despite this, Chavda insisted that the work environment at UNH was a hostile place where no one helped her with teaching or publishing–all because she was a pregnant black woman. But she also admitted that she had “no evidence” to support this claim.


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  • MekongDelta69

    This article brought a tear to my eye… I mean, a smile to my face.

    • Martel733

      I am wondering how bad she had to be to get fired while black.

      • That’s a good point. When a black university professor – and one who is a female to boot! – is fired by a liberal university due to performance, you gotta be pretty damn bad!

        • Martel733

          Blacks have to be the direct cause of peoples deaths by stupidity for them to be fired at hospitals. I had to bite my tongue and not explain something once because the black not knowing it would be too hard to believe, so I made sure someone higher had to explain it.

          • chuck_2012

            Just google Killer King hospital in los angeles for that answer.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        While Black–and female, no less. Wow, that’s some serious dumb.

        But, New Hampshire is the last American hold-out state in New England. The rest of the Marxist states in that region would gladly give her a job-for-life for being female and Black. She just happened to accidentally move to a pocket of American soil.

        If she had moved 100 miles southeast, she’d be a Boston rocket scientist by now.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Chavda with dot.

          • Ian Thomas

            Good lord my eyes!! I can’t see, what is that thing?

          • chuck_2012

            now thats a real sheboon!!

      • chuck_2012

        She was axing all the wrong questions, and like, i beez smart an all. Knowhat i am sayin?

  • haroldcrews

    I’ve always been taught that if you live by the sword you die by the sword. But that’s just that traditional sense of morality with which I’ve been inculcated.

    • Luke N

      Sadly you would be wrong on race. This is just an exception. Usually, a competent white male would be fired to make room for an incompetent black or female. But this time it was the black fired. Really, this is very rare.

  • Uncle_Dan

    Not fair! She wasn’t hired for her ability, so why should she be fired for a lack thereof?

    • Ethan Allen

      My sentiments exactly. She was hired because she was black. She was hired to provide campus diversity. She lived up to her end of the deal and was black and provided the desired diversity on campus. If I had been deciding this case, I would have found in her favor. Same with Obama. If we had wanted someone who was qualified, we could have elected Romney. But we wanted someone who was black and that’s what we got. No one who voted for him has any standing to complain that he’s not performing well.

      • The real victims in stories like this are the taxpayers and tuition-paying students who are forced to fund diversity sinecures like this one.

      • FransSusan

        Ethan Allen, who’s “we” in this sentence? “But we wanted someone who was black and that’s what we got.” Maybe you wanted that, but not I. Only about 30% of the population voted for the negro.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      I agree. The only grounds for termination in this case would be if she woke up one day and was magically turned into a white person.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Now that’s some sassy Liberal thinking there! You are soooo savvy! Sheryl Sandberg would like to meet with you! You read her mind!

      • Uncle_Dan

        Don’t get it, and don’t understand the reference. Of course, my comment was ironic.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          And taken as ironic and cynical.

          Sheryl Sandberg is the czarina of Cultural Marxism and Social Engineering. That kind of convoluted logic is just the stuff she needs to keep her propaganda machine going.

  • Lewis33

    I worked with a few competent blacks when I was a young man, but anymore it’s like the Loch Ness monster, you may here about them but…

  • tancred guiscard

    A glorious precedent. Long live meritocracy. On the other end, show of hands for victims of affirmative action. Personally im goin on 9 years of a pathetic part-time internship thanks to that bogus bit of legislation…huzzah to poverty, but i’ll be damned if i go begging to the state for for handouts.

    • Anglokraut

      Why not go to the state? The state gave you the shaft by allowing anti-White hiring policies to take root, and now you can’t find a full-time job. Bleed ’em dry. Hell, if I could just convince my boyfriend to knock me up, I’d do the same: free money for everything, and a White baby to boot.

      • You’re following blogger Viking Bitch’s model. Bleed em and breed. She just had her third white child and she’s never been married. Love it. And she’s getting everything for free. The sooner we bankrupt the System, the sooner something more akin to white values can replace it.

        • Katherine McChesney

          I think she is worse than the blacks who spit out one child after another on welfare.

          • antiquesunlight

            Yeah, that sounds like a pretty dysgenic plan. We should strongly encourage successful and intelligent whites to value large families over career ambition.

          • Katherine McChesney

            White know better than to milk the system without making a contribution to society. VB should be working rather than scamming the system. She also has anger issues. I’m not sure she’s a good example for her three [email protected] children.

        • Anglokraut

          Well, trying to follow; it’s a little tougher to synchronize these things when my boyfriend is Canadian, and I’m American.

        • IBWHITE

          Absolutely right. This country doesn’t give a damn about us why should we give a damn about it.

      • tancred guiscard

        My hesitation is based on an antiquated family tradition of national pride, which even obvious facts cannot dissuade. But you are right, so ill swallow my pride. Sigh…thank you

        • Anglokraut

          Tradition is a strong foe when it is working against you, and slowly strangling you like a boa constrictor; sometimes you don’t even realize you are being crushed by tradition until it is too late to get out.

        • antiquesunlight

          For what it’s worth, I think you’re doing the right thing. I’d rather live humbly by my own work than live on someone else’s dime.

  • Luca

    Amazing, I tell you! They hired a black and expected work and competency? Did i just really read that?

  • Sassy black women expect everything on a silver platter delivered by kowtowing white libtards. Those libtards got a nice taste of diversity. Maybe enough to last them a lifetime.

    What’s odd here is that just by the fact of being a black female, she could have gotten all the publications needed to gain her tenure. The academic journals go out of their way to publish blacks and messcans. She must be truly and totally illiterate to not have the pubs on her resume.

    • Kenner

      She wanted ‘help’ with teaching and publishing. Perhaps she was used to whites doing her job for her.

      • Pro_Whitey

        Well, that’s how Mawvin Loofah Keen Joonyah got ahead. Plagiarized chunks of his doctoral thesis, took many of the famous phrases ascribed to him from others (like how you can find JFK’s “ask not . . .” from something Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote decades before). I guess she might have an expectation that she would get the same.

      • Katherine McChesney

        That’s what happened when I worked for a black corporation. I and another White woman did their work for them. But, then, I was voting like a Conservative but living like a liberal. It took some years to get me out of that habit.

  • 4321realist

    “Court: Firing for Poor Performance, Not Racism”

    Who cares?

    The only important thing is to get another mouthy black off the payroll.

  • “No one helped her with her teaching and publishing.”

    Does this mean that a “hostile work environment” is one in which white people were expected to do Chavda’s work for her, and cruelly refused? This begs the question: why does Chavda think she was being paid, if someone else was supposed to do her job?

  • MBlanc46

    Fired because of incompetence? Seriously? Has the world pulled back from the edge.

    • My suspicion is that if in fact the world has pulled back from the edge, it is only to get a good running start before jumping.

      • MBlanc46

        Thanks. I needed that.

  • TruthBeTold

    …failed to publish in scholarly journals.

    This is part of our problem. The requirement to publish in scholarly journals.

    This is one reason we get wacky theories.

    • Publications – and in the case of STEM fields, patent awards – are really the only objective methods of measuring whether a university professor is remaining current in his or her field. Unfortunately, there are doubtless many college professors who are excellent at classroom teaching, but uninterested in research and publication.

      • TruthBeTold

        I wasn’t referring to hard science but the ‘progressive’ liberal social sciences.

        We keep getting the wackiest theories from these people because 1) they’re forced to come up with new theories of oppression to excuse black failure and 2) if the theory is novel enough, they might make a name for themselves.

        It doesn’t matter that the theory is a load of dingos’ kidneys. What matters is that the left can add it to their endless list of excuses for blacks.

      • Spikeygrrl

        My late beloved father to a tee. The classroom was where his heart was. He repeatedly turned down offers to become Head of his Department because that job is 90% administrative. He did, however, become Head of Graduate Studies in his Department — a position he held for 20+ years — because THOSE duties included being Academic Advisor to all the PhD candidates.

        RIP, Dad; they just don’t make ’em like you anymore.

        • I’ve never heard of a professor who actually wanted to be a department head.

          • Spikeygrrl

            What planet are you from??? There’s a VERY commmon species of academic who can’t WAIT to get out of the classroom and off the publish-or-perish hamster wheel! They’d much rather push paper, hobnob with Deans and Directors, and enjoy the MUCH higher salaries which come with the transition.

          • The planet where I only seemed to have professors who weren’t and never wanted to be department heads. Of course someone was a department head, for social climbing reasons.

    • BillMillerTime

      We all know what that means: all those journals run by white folks conspired to keep the sista down. Noamzayin?

  • Michigan Patriot

    Divorce diversity; right on !

  • bubo

    Chavda insisted that the work environment at UNH was a hostile place where no one helped her with teaching or publishing–all because she was a pregnant black woman.

    Upset that YT didn’t do her job for her in other words. Just another overgrown child with toxic levels of self esteem and arrogance.

    The sad thing about this is by this time next week she’ll have a make work position given to her by another college to satisfy the diversity kommisars.

    • I wouldn’t have helped her either, but not because of her race. I’m simply not interested in doing some worthless oxygen-waster’s work for them.

      • Ograf

        I once worked in an office situation with a black who was there when I was hired. Once I had occasion to read some entries that he made in our log I realized he was functionally illiterate. I asked the director about it and he told me “he has been here a long time and the CEO wants him to remain here”. I would have been bounced out the door on my head if my English comprehension was that limited.

        • Katherine McChesney

          My local Post Office has functionally illiterate black postal workers. One black woman has tried repeatedly to call me ‘baby’ in that manipulative black way. I’ve corrected her by saying it is inappropriate for the workplace and I am NOT her baby. She’s finally gotten the message.

          Our White postal worker says they play the race card constantly and they are prone to make ridiculous mistakes because they haven’t the education to write and read properly.

  • Maximo Partagas

    Hired because she was black, fired because she couldn’t perform to the institution’s expectations. That’s like hiring a dog to babysit your cat and than get angry because the dog tries to eat the cat. It’s in their nature, yes both, in the dog and the negroes.

  • Demo P. Seal; PouponMarks

    “I dream that one day I will live in a country where content of character AND content of pigment of the skin will be paramount.” (Excluding darker skinned Indians and Asians of exceptional ability and character). Living separately in harmony and good will. Don’t cross my fence without permission.

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    I know a white male who was the best qualified for a university position, by far. The school hired a handicap lesbian atheist, and bragged about their “diverse” faculty.

  • gregCall

    Her number just didn’t come up in the Ghetto Lottery this time, not to worry though, I’m sure she’ll try again.