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Widespread discrimination alleged at Kansas City VA hospital


March 19, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. senator from Kansas and the NAACP are demanding action after up to 50 black employees of the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center have complained about widespread discrimination at the hospital.

Their complaints include hearing jokes about lynchings and being compared to monkeys, having white co-workers secretly monitor them for supervisors, a lack of promotions and bonuses, and being fired without cause. Some female employees say they have also faced sexual harassment.

The Kansas City chapter of the NAACP said it has met with between 45 and 50 employ...

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