USDA OCR Investigates Employment Discrimination in Texas Extension Service

Top Story of Jan. 1999:

Alleged Discriminators Serve on All White Top Staff at TAEX Headquarters

TCRR NEWS (Jan. 18, 1999) AUSTIN, TX–Civil Rights investigators have spent nearly one year looking into complaints of racist employment practices at the Texas Agricultural Extension Service.

The probe by the Office of Civil Rights for the USDA is the second federal civil rights investigation now underway in Texas. In the summer of 1997, the Department of Education also launched a civil rights inquiry into vestiges of segregation in Texas higher education.

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