Markell and Black Leaders Meet Over Racial Discrimination in State Government

Jan 7, 2016

Governor Jack Markell (D-De)
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Discrimination against state employees was the subject of a closed door meeting yesterday between Governor Jack Markell and a coalition of Delaware leaders from the African American community.

They presented him with a report drawn from testimony by state employees that says there is rampant racism within state government.

The Wilmington News Journal says that the report makes six recommendations on how agencies deal with discrimination in the office.

Last year, the group took testimony from around a 100 state workers across Delaware.

The report says that black employees face being passed over for promotions experience racist behavior and face harsher discipline than white employees.