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African American filmmaker files discrimination lawsuit against Community College of Philadelphia

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Philly.com is reporting that a Black filmmaker is suing the Community College of Philadelphia over alleged racism in hiring practices.

Brarailty “Rel” Dowdell, an African American filmmaker, claims in a federal lawsuit filed last week that Community College of Philadelphia discriminated against him based on his race and sex by denying him a full-time teaching job as a member of the English department. Dowdell, who has worked for the college for 12 years as an adjunct faculty member, said he made it through initial interviews by the hiring committee and English department in 2005 and 2015.” Read more….

 

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