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In 1989, Walter E. Kimm, III applied for a position as an admissions representative at Brookdale Community College (BCC), in New Jersey. As a result of BCC's nonresponsiveness, he reapplied, using a slightly modified resume, as "Suzy Ming Cheng." Whereas "Suzy Ming Cheng" was invited to an interview for the position, Kimm was sent a letter of refusal very shortly after the first part of the screening process. Courtroom testimony later indicated that an interview was sought from "Cheng" to determine whether the position's minimal criteria were satisfied. Kimm attended the interview scheduled for "Cheng" and persuaded the interview committee to grant him an interview. BCC later declined to offer Kimm the position. In December, 1990, Kimm filed an amended complaint with the Division on Civil Rights, alleging that BCC and its hiring committee discriminated against him based on race, color, and sex and denied him employment in violation of state law. An administrative law judge found that BCC excluded Kimm from its selection process solely because of his race and sex, noting that the Committee admitted that it ignored the applications of eight qualified Caucasian applicants in favor of various minority applicants with inferior qualification. The initial and final decisions of the judges are discussed. (A chronology of events and 35 references are appended.) (MAB)

Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Community Colleges, Court Litigation, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Personnel Integration, Personnel Policy, Personnel Selection, Racial Discrimination, Reverse Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Two Year Colleges

Author: O-Dell, Ruth D.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8006&id=ED384388

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