Black School Employee Files Hair Discrimination Suit in Charlotte

Maria Perez
Aug 7, 2019 - 5:00
Black School Employee Files Hair Discrimination Suit in Charlotte

A Black school employee in North Carolina says that her white colleagues humiliated her regarding her natural hair. Kimberly Tigner, who works as a career development liaison for the Career and Technical Education Department at Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools, told The Charlotte Observer that she is suing the district for discrimination. The school district asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit because Tigner could not specify “official policy, practice or custom of institutional discrimination.” The employee filed against the dismissal bid on July 31. In the complaint obtained by the...

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