Indian woman a plaintiff in lawsuit over hiring at Census Bureau
An Indian woman is a named plaintiff in a lawsuit that alleges discrimination in hiring at the U.S. Census Bureau, The Albuquerque Journal reports.

Sandra Anderson, who is Navajo and Cherokee, scored highly on the Census placement test, according to the lawsuit. But she was denied employment due to a misdemeanor DUI offense.

Anderson "could have helped transcend Native American fears and frustrations about the Census" if she had been hired, the lawsuit states.

The lawsuit is a class action that seeks to represent more than 100,000 African-Americans, Latinos and Native Americans who say they were denied jobs. The Indian Law Resource Center is co-counsel.

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