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NAACP Files Suit Against Cracker Barrel Restaurant Chain

In a suit filed against Cracker Barrel, a national chain of 391 restaurants, the NAACP charges that Cracker Barrel does not give promotions or access to management positions to black workers. In addition, the suit cites racist comments and behavior. Cracker Barrel has a history incidents of discrimination, having fired workers in 1991 because of a policy that banned homosexual employees. After gay-rights activists protested, the policy was changed. In this latest suit, the NAACP is demanding a restructuring of hiring and pay practices, discrimination, and the reimbursement of lost wages.

Sources:

Nando Times and NAACP - October 4, 1999

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