It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a minority — but this group is serious about the bias it says it’s facing at a major university.
In 1976, the City University of New York declared Italian-Americans an affirmative action category with respect to employment. That meant it was supposed to step up its efforts to employ and promote Italian-Americans.
The promised change hasn’t come, many Italian-Americans claim. Over the years many lawsuits have been filed, and one judge has called the lack of progress “unconscionable.” Legislators are even considering holding hearings on the issue.
The school denies the charges, pointing out that two of its college presidents are Italian-American. But others say the bias has been steady and systematic.
For more details, read the New York Times story here.
Source: The New York Times.
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