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Published by: Aziz Sharif on Jun 14, 2011
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Home > About EEOC > Initiatives > E-RACE Initiative
Significant EEOC Race/Color Cases
(Covering Private and Federal Sectors)
In enforcing Title VII's prohibition of race and color discrimination, the EEOC has filed,resolved, and adjudicated a number of cases since 1964. Under the E-RACE Initiative,the Commission continues to be focused on the eradication of race and color discrimination from the 21st century workplace and is seeking to retool its enforcementefforts to address contemporary forms of overt, subtle and implicit bias. Below is aninexhaustive list of significant EEOC private or federal sector cases from 2003 topresent. These cases illustrate some of the common, novel, systemic and emergingissues in the realm of race and color discrimination.
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‡ In December 2009, a national grocery chain paid $8.9 million to resolve threelawsuits collectively alleging race, color, national origin and retaliation discrimination,affecting 168 former and current employees. According to the lawsuits, minorityemployees were repeatedly subjected to derogatory comments and graffiti. Blackswere termed ³n-----s´ and Hispanics termed ³s---s;´ offensive graffiti in the men¶srestroom, which included racial and ethnic slurs, depictions of lynchings, swastikas,and White supremacist and anti-immigrant statements, was so offensive that severalemployees would relieve themselves outside the building or go home at lunchtimerather than use the restroom. Black and Hispanic employees also were allegedlygiven harder work assignments and were more frequently and severely disciplinedthan their Caucasian co-workers. Lastly, EEOC asserted that dozens of employees

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