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Nationwide and in Wisconsin, the number of racial discrimination complaints by Black workers was far higher than any other type of racial discrimination, with a rate of about 466 federal complaints per 100,000 Black workers in Wisconsin.
Professor Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and doctoral student Carly McCann analyzed never-before released data from the EEOC, finding 63% of workers lose their jobs through either termination, resignations, or some other form of being pushed out of the job where they said discrimination occurred. Complaint data is not routinely made public; the EEOC only publishes data related to lawsuits–and denied News 3 Investigates similar data.
“In some ways, this is kinda a fundamental problem around the discrimination claims generally,” Tomaskovic-Devey said. “There’s not much transparency.”
Tomaskovic-Devey and McCann’s analysis of hundreds of thousands of discrimination complaints to the EEOC in 2012 through 2016 finds Wisconsin ranking 6th in the country for the number of complaints filed for racial discrimination against Black people.
Researchers say the majority of discriminatory behavior doesn’t result in federal complaints.
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Our mission is to preserve the independence, hope and dignity of the low-income and at-risk people we serve. This can only be accomplished by calling attention and objecting to the many obstacles that are in place for communities of color. Our clients, staff, volunteers and supporters know that we are committed to face this challenge. In doing so, we listen to our community, oppose racism, and promote a fair and just legal system for all. Our mission has brought us to fight against inequities from denial of fair economic opportunities to health disparities and more. We remain committed to justice through high-quality legal research services, education, and community partnerships. Today we commit to courageous conversations and training on racism in our community outreach. JC Legal Resources Center, INC is dedicated to promoting equality, racial equity and access to justice.