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Outdoor sports chain accused of racial discrimination

Federal suit filed against Bass Pro Shops

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against retailer Bass Pro Shops for intentionally prohibiting Hispanic and African-American applicants from working for the company. The Missouri-based hunting and fishing supplier is additionally cited for using racial slurs throughout its numerous store locations.  

Stores in Alabama, Louisiana, Indiana and Texas have been reported for overlapping instances of racial discrimination, which include derogatory references to Hispanics and African-Americans. The lawsuit quotes an Indiana store manager as using a racial term for African-American and saying that they “steal and don’t make good employees,” and “Hispanics should be shot at the border by Border Patrol.”

Danielle Feinstein

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