An Inclusive Litany


When minority and women employees sued Lucky Stores for discrimination, they discovered that notes had been taken during mandatory sensitivity workshops. Managers had been asked to think of negative stereotypes and discuss them, which they did. Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the federal court in San Francisco ruled that records of these sessions could be used in court as evidence of bias.

Plainclothes police officers in Miramar, Florida, arrested a grandmother of ten for selling a Playboy magazine to two 16-year-olds. Elaine Ott, a convenience store clerk, was handcuffed, taken to jail, strip searched, and placed overnight in a cell with other felons. After posting bail for his wife, Mr. Ott opened the convenience store and was robbed at gunpoint.