University of the District of Columbia Law Review


Michael Green


Class action lawsuits initiated by black employees against corporations have been commonplace in the United States in recent years. Why has there been an influx of litigation targeted to corporate America? Is there an epidemic of discrimination directed toward black employees in many companies- or is this legal action a result of a phenomenon that is coincidental? Although many argue that there is no "systematic" approach or policy to hinder the development of blacks in corporations, it is evident that serious problems do exist in many companies that have the propensity to curtail the advancement of black employees. In essence, this article will highlight certain circumstances where blacks were victims of employment discrimination in the workplace and show how this discrimination continues to exist, preventing blacks from reaching their full economic potential.

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