Lawsuit: SD agency biased against qualified Native American workers

The lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, the nation’s most powerful law-enforcement agency, against the South Dakota Department of Social Services, which is in charge of helping people deal with social problems. The discrimination case is noteworthy because the Native American man, Cedric Goodman, was applying for a job with the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation office of the state social services department, a position in which he could have served members of his own tribe.

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