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Man Charged With Killing Co-Worker at College

December 9, 2022

A man has been charged with intentionally hitting a former co-worker with his car and killing him, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The victim was Rafael Barragan Jr., a tram driver at Mt. San Antonio College, a community college in California.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office charged James Milliken, who was also a tram driver at the college, with murder this week in connection with the crash.

Authorities discovered a Word document in which Milliken said he had experienced microaggressions and comments about his hair while working at the college. “These little humiliations and deep-cutting comments said by many individuals in the workplace are only said to or about African American employees,” Milliken wrote. In one passage, Milliken alleged that Barragan threatened him multiple times and “also convinced others to take part in the harassment and take up a threatening posture against me.”

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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