Ikimilusa Livingston has joined Austin Fenner’s lawsuit against the Post, Gawker reports. Fenner’s suit follows Sandra Guzman’s opening sally last month. Livingston, who’s black, says that she was removed from her courts beat, taken off stories, and basically banned from the newsroom because of discrimination. And she echoes previous complaints of a pervasively racist atmosphere at the paper. For example:
During Ms. Livingston’s time at the Post, Steve Dunleavy—a white columnist at the Post and a close friend of its owner, Rupert Murdoch—openly referred to a black employee as a “nigger” in the workplace. Upon further information and belief, Mr. Dunleavy also repeatedly described Hispanics as “spics” in drafts of the news stories he submitted to editors at the Post. Mr. Dunleavy, however, was never terminated or even disciplined for engaging in such ugly acts of racism at the company.
Surprisingly, Livingston still writes for the Post—although she’s now a general assignment reporter.
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