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South Dakota agency sued for bias against Native applicants

 


The Department of Justice filed suit against the South Dakota Department of Social Services, accusing the agency of discriminating against Native Americans who sought employment.

According to the complaint that was filed in federal court, the department repeatedly rejected qualified Native applicants for jobs on the Pine Ridge Reservation. From 2010 through 2012, the agency hired 11 non-Natives and just one Native person even though 40 percent of applicants were Native, DOJ said.

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