Errol Henderson filed a federal lawsuit accusing Penn State of racial discrimination

May 12, 2021

Errol Henderson, a associate professor of political science, filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Penn State of racial discrimination. He indicated that he was disciplined and denied a promotion to full professor in response to his complaints about racism at Penn State. As far back as 2010, Henderson had formally complained about a racially hostile work environment. In January 2019, he wrote an op-ed published in the Daily Collegain titled “Being Black at Penn State,” in which he recounted discriminatory experiences he has had during his time at Penn State.