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Greensboro has tentative deal on discrimination suit

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The city of Greensboro has tentatively reached a $25,000 settlement in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a longtime parks and recreation employee.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports that attorneys reached the tentative deal Friday, as a jury was deliberating the case brought by Jean Jackson.

Jackson, the athletics director for the city’s parks and recreation department, says she wasn’t considered for an upper-level management job because she’s black.

The 59-year-old has been in her current job since 1996 and has a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Her lawsuit argued that white men were routinely given management positions without others getting a chance to apply.

A city attorney declined to comment. It’s now up to the city council whether to approve the settlement.

Credit: The Associated Press.