Monday, August 16, 2010 -
An Indian woman is a named plaintiff in a lawsuit that alleges discrimination in hiring at the U.S. Census Bureau, The Albuquerque Journal reports.The Indian Law Resource Center is co-counsel.
Sandra Anderson, who is Navajo and Cherokee, scored highly on the Census placement test, according to the lawsuit. But she was denied employment due to a misdemeanor DUI offense. Anderson "could have helped transcend Native American fears and frustrations about the Census" if she had been hired, the lawsuit states. The lawsuit is a class action that seeks to represent more than 100,000 African-Americans, Latinos and Native Americans who say they were denied jobs. The Indian Law Resource Center is co-counsel.
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Discrimination Suit Filed Against Census (The Albuquerque Journal 8/16)
Buffalo Post: Census sued over minority hiring practices (4/14)