Although he doesn't want to call it "racism," outgoing Springfield school superintendent Walter Milton says prejudice worked against him during his tenure in District 186.
Milton says there is "ethnocentrism" in the community that made it harder for him to achieve his goals. When asked if that bias was present on the school board, Milton replies that it exists in the community, quote, "overall."
A majority of the board pushed for Milton's early exit, but Milton says being forced out in the middle of the school year is highly unusual and something he didn't deserve.
He appeared on our weekend show "Podium," which airs Saturday morning at 5:30 and Sunday morning at 5 and 11am.