I only highlight the race because this is one of the main points of his lawsuit. Jose Angel Santana is suing NYU for firing him because he dared give James Franco a “D” after Franco missed 12 of his 14 “Directing the Actor II” classes.
He alleges he was publicly humiliated by James Franco and the University which fired him. Something that would have never happened to a white man.
Franco complained last year that Santana had a problem with a celebrity in his class saying, “I did the work. I did well in everything else.”
Santana, however, claims that Franco only got good grades in his other classes because he did stuff like hire professors such as Prof. Anania to write and direct his films. “The school has bent over backwards to create a Franco-friendly environment, that’s for sure. The university has done everything in its power to curry favor with James Franco.”
Well, Franco is right. He won a Golden Globe. That gives him legitimacy and an automatic “A” for any acting related classes he may take. It’s like when a Nobel Prize winning physicist tells you that gravity is a state of mind. You don’t question it. You just jump off that building and think happy thoughts.