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School Bus Mechanic Sues South Carolina Department of Education, Alleges Racial Discrimination

A man is suing the South Carolina Department of Education over claims that he was racially discriminated against while working as a school bus mechanic in Conway.

The lawsuit, which was filed on Aug. 26, claims Eric Jordan, who is Black, was subject to “repugnant, blatant, open and obvious racial attacks” starting in his first week on the job in 2018. The lawsuit claims Jordan was the only Black employee.

Jordan’s co-workers allegedly made comments to him on his first day of employment, such as “I didn’t know it was going to be one of y’all,” and “I’m not sure why they hired you to work here,” according to the lawsuit.

Read the source article at Myrtle Beach News & Weather

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