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Lawsuit Alleges Wal-Mart Biased Against Black Truckers

SEPTEMBER 23, 2004 - Posted at 7:16 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A federal lawsuit alleges Wal-Mart Stores discriminates against blacks seeking truck-driving jobs with the world's largest retailer.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Little Rock, seeks class-action status.  The plaintiff, Daryal T. Nelson of Coldwater, Mississippi, alleges that Wal-Mart rejects and discourages black applicants for truck-driving jobs at the chain's distribution centers in 12 Southern states.

The 12 are Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Wal-Mart spokesman Gus Whitcomb said he couldn't comment on the lawsuit because he hadn't seen it.  However, he said, the company does not discriminate in its hiring practices.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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