OP:ED: ProPublica & ProPublica Illinois Hit With Discrimination Suit!

“The goal was to encourage Black reporters to come forward . . . “

The award-winning newsroom ProPublica NY and its satellite ProPublica Illinois have both been named as defendants in a federal discrimination lawsuit.

The lawsuit accuses the newsrooms of age, race and color discrimination in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991; violation of the Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution; violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , as amended; and violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended.

On April 12, 2019, I appeared as guest commentator on WVON AM 1690, where I shared what I experienced with the newsrooms with the WVON listening audience. The goal was to encourage Black reporters to come forward with their stories, if they may have encountered similar circumstances.

I want to hear your story – if you or someone you know applied to ProPublica Illinois in 2017, or at any other time – please message me at: www.facebook.com/ProPublicawherearetheblackreporters?

Here is the commentary that aired on WVON:




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