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Football Coach Can Pursue Jewish Heritage-Based Race Bias Claim

Aug. 29, 2019, 3:06 PM

Baptist-affiliated Louisiana College and its president must face a suit alleging they didn’t hire a football coach because of his Jewish heritage, the Western District of Louisiana ruled.

Joshua Bonadona says he was turned down even though he had converted to Christianity while a student at the school, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana said. He also says he assured President Rick Brewer during an interview that he identified as a Baptist.

Still, Justin Charles, the head coach, told him that Louisiana College decided not to hire him because of his Jewish heritage, Bonadona says. Bonadona ...