New York Times Sued For Discrimination

By Tonya Pendleton, BlackAmericaWeb.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who work in the advertising department at The New York Times have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the newspaper, its chief executive and chief revenue officer.

The Times reported that in a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Manhattan, account managers Ernestine Grant and Marjorie Walker claim the workplace is “rife with discrimination based on age, race and gender.”

“Unbeknownst to the world at large, not only does The Times have an ideal customer (young, white, wealthy), but also an ideal staffer (young, white, unencumbered with a family) to draw that purported ideal customer,” the lawsuit said.

Both women are black and in their 60s. Grant has been with the paper for 16 years and Walker for eight years, the Times said.

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Source:: Black America Web

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