Suit Alleges Racial Discrimination by 150, Board, Hinton

WMBD-TV (Peoria), Dec. 17, 2009

District 150 is being sued by a group of white teachers alleging racial discrimination. The district as a whole, the school board, former Superintendent Ken Hinton, and several other district employees are named in the lawsuit.

Read the lawsuit.

The suit says, in part “[district officials] . . . created, promoted, tolerated and subjected PLAINTIFFS and other white employees to a racially hostile work environment, subjected PLAINTIFFS and other white employees to disparate work conditions because of their race, and discriminated against PLAINTIFFS and other white employees because of their race.”

The lawsuit alleges white teachers were told they didn’t have the skill to teach black children because of their race, and that black teachers were hired and assigned based on race instead of qualifications.

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