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Target Settles EEOC Race Suit

Law360 (January 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Target Corp. agreed Friday to pay $775,000 to a group of black workers who were subjected to racist comments from a white store manager.

Michael Hill, a senior merchant at a Springfield, Pa. Target store, and 13 other black employees were the targets of the manager’s racial harassment, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Hill said the manager, Jeff Barnes, said, “Black women are lowest form of life” and that black people were “lazy,” according to EEOC Supervisory Attorney Terrence Cook, who tried the...
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