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Former Administrator Sues University After Being Fired over Stereotype Claims

A former administrator at an Oregon university was fired after being stereotyped as an “angry black woman,” a lawsuit alleges.

Rhonda Foster, who was hired in November 2018 by Oregon Health & Science University as the interim chief nursing officer at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, claims she suffered a pattern of racial discrimination after taking the job, leading to her firing just three weeks later, The Oregonian reports.

In an 18-page lawsuit filed Tuesday, Foster, who was recruited from California, claims a white supervisor told her as they ate lunch that she should “straighten her hair” when interviewing for the permanent position.

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