Woman sues Getty Foundation over ‘non-whites-only’ internship

Woman sues Getty Foundation over ‘non-whites-only’ internship

[Ed. – This may be going nowhere if the 1978 Bakke decision is held to apply.  This matter could be said to have already been litigated.  What’s coming home to roost in the Trump movement is, precisely, the 40 years of egregious racial discrimination upheld by federal and state governments — something the landmark Bakke decision gave a “legal” basis.  Inequality before the law makes people actionably, and justifiably, unhappy.]

A discrimination lawsuit filed by a woman against the Getty Foundation alleges she was denied an undergraduate internship with the institution because she is white.

In the lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Samantha Niemann accused Getty of violating her civil rights, racial discrimination and
harassment as well as retaliation. She seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

According to the suit, Niemann “was deterred from applying” for the foundation’s Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program in Feb. 2015 after being told only black, Asian, Latino, Native-American and Pacific Islander candidates were eligible.

Niemann — who is of German, Irish and Italian descent — was told by a Getty Foundation representative that she was disqualified from applying
because of her race and national origin, the suit states.

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