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Alliant Tech faces lawsuit over alleged racial discrimination

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims in the suit that the defense contractor broke the law after refusing to hire a black woman. A recruiter had allegedly told the woman to remove her braids so she would look more professional.
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The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims in the suit that the defense contractor broke the law after refusing to hire a black woman. A recruiter had allegedly told the woman to remove her braids so she would look more professional.

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