DrJays.com Debate: Can a white man be African American?
A Caucasian man by the name of Paulo Serodio calls himself African American. The 45 year-old was born in Mozambique, and later became an American citizen.
He claims that he was harassed and eventually suspended while he attended a New Jersey medical school, for calling himself “White African American”.
Serodio is now suing the school, stating to ABCNews.com, “this has destroyed my life, my career”.
He was ridiculed, assaulted and had his car vandalized after describing himself as White African American.
Serodio is seeking reinstatement at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, an undisclosed amount in medical damages and public acknowledgment that employees at the school violated his rights.