USDA report cites civil rights complaints
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MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2003

A report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cites civil rights problems at the Department of Agriculture, the target of discrimination complaints by minority farmers and minority employees.

The report cites mishandling of civil rights complaints, failure to respond to them in a timely fashion and inappropriate legal guidance from within the department. The department says it is committed to fixing the problems.

Native American farmers have filed a $19 billion class action against the agency for systemic discrimination. The case is in federal district court in Washington, D.C.

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Review Finds USDA Mishandles Complaints (The Washington Post 3/10)

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