Some more bubbles up about the alleged discrimination in City Hall

The Blade has mentioned in articles on and off about events that happened in 1989 with little more than a sentence or two.

Now comes this;

"LOOK, here's the deal: Toledo must change or get left behind as other regions in the country - and the state - move forward and embrace diversity and fair treatment for everyone. It will be difficult for Toledo to cope economically, let alone thrive, if the people in charge refuse to acknowledge that mistreating others only pushes this town backward, and not forward."

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070317/COLUMNIST24/7...

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Affirmative Action?

Loooong before my time here. My intuition tells me that Toledo may have run afoul of the level playing field ideal?

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

I don't know what happened in 1989 and I was here.

But whatever it was, it has had a trickle down effect. It has infected the schools, the Library, the Art Museum and other entities.

If Toledo does not effect change in how it treats all of its people, regardless of race, age, gender, disability and ethnicity there will NEVER be a reason for any one to stay here or to move here.

AMEN TO THAT!

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

I can see where this topic does not interest a lot of people in this fair city.

Sort of "don't ask, don't tell."

Could be, therein lies the problem.

so did not research this. So it is good you posted, b/c I forgot.

Here we go, hold onto your seats folks.

1. TOLEDO FAULTED FOR RACE RELATIONS

Source: Associated Press
Toledo should start an effective program to halt racial discrimination and improve deteriorating relations with its minorities, a U.S. Civil Rights Commission draft report says. The document, to be released today, asks Toledo to improve equal employment practices in city government. It also says the city must pay immediate attention to Hispanic representation in its work force. The report, obtained by local news organizations, also suggests that local religious leaders..... "

2. Josie JAIMES, et al., Plaintiffs,v.TOLEDO METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY,et al., Defendants. No. C74-68.

In an Opinion of May 12, 1983, by District Judge Don J. Young, the district court concluded that LMHA and HUD were responsible for intentional racial discrimination that resulted in segregation of public housing in Lucas County. The court accordingly enjoined LMHA and HUD from engaging in any activities that had the purpose or effect of denying equal housing opportunities. The court also ordered the defendants to prepare an affirmative action plan to correct past segregation. Finally, the court awarded compensatory and punitive damages to three of the four named plaintiffs.

In Jaimes v. Toledo Metropolitan Housing Authority, 758 F.2d 1086 (6th Cir.1985) (Jaimes I), the Sixth Circuit affirmed the trial court's finding that there had been impermissible internal segregation within LMHA housing projects. The Sixth Circuit, however, found that the plaintiffs lacked standing on their claims that the defendants prevented their obtaining fair housing opportunities in the suburbs. Therefore, the Sixth Circuit...

3. Sarabia v. Toledo Police Patrolman's Association, 601 F.2d 914 (6th Cir. 06/25/1979)This one's interesting but the date is wrong: Excerpt:

"14]WHEREAS, petitioners commenced this action in an effort to redress alleged discrimination against Blacks, Hispanics, and other minority citizens in employment within the Toledo Police Department, and..."

4. (Again, the wrong date). Major Activities and Accomplishments 2002 - 2003

Preserved an affirmative action consent decree from

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

Probably why you didn't find them. But I wonder if there is any current litigation pending against the city? Other than the school board stuff.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

Did not mean you. We all know where your heart is!!

I tried searching but did not find these.

Interesting details in them.

http://toledoohioneighborhoodconcerns.com/blog

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