W. Howard Myers, the Mayor of Petersburg, is suing the non profit Virginia Supportive Housing. He says he was fired for, as he put it, “being too black.”
Myers filed suit in U.S. District Court last month. He claims a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
According to the Times-Dispatch, the Mayor is asking for a total of some $1.8 million in back pay and loss of salary, punitive damages and compensation for humiliation although the exact amount is unclear in court records.