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Bastrop ISD Under Investigation for Racial Discrimination

The federal government has launched an investigation against the Bastrop Independent School District for alleged racial discrimination after Bastrop Community Activist Steve Miller filed a complaint.

Miller says he is happy the Department of Education is investigating the school district, but isn’t exactly sure it will make up for all of the wrongs that have been done over the years.

“We have supervisors calling other employees, in the presence of other employees, using the “N” word,” said Miller.

Bastrop residents staged a peaceful protest in May 2011 after repeated incidents of racial discrimination against employees and students. This happened after the Bastrop middle school principal called out African-American students for poor exam scores.

Miller filed the complaint with the Texas NAACP in August 2011 before the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights got involved. The OCR has asked for human resource records in the district over the past two years related to hiring practices and other areas of interest.

If you have been a victim of racial discrimination, or any other form of discrimination, at your place of work, let the legal team at The Melton Law Firm, help you fight for justice. Call today at (512) 330-0017 to discuss your situation in more detail.

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