NYU Pays $210,000 to Settle Race Bias Suit

August 18, 2011

New York University has agreed to pay $210,000 to settle a suit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over racial harassment of an employee from Africa, CNN reported. The EEOC said that the supervisor referred to the employee as a "monkey" and "gorilla," asked "do you want a banana?" and urged the employee to "go back to your cage," An NYU spokesman said that the supervisor is no longer employed by the university and that NYU does not tolerate such behavior.

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