According to the park district, shortly after Schandelmeier-Bartels was hired, she wrote an offensive play titled "Vaudeville," which "featured offensive stereotypes of African-Americans as 'pickaninnies and sambos' and was to be performed by the mostly AfricanAmerican children of the after-school program." The court describes "three means by which a plaintiff can defeat summary judgment using circumstantial evidence": The first is through the demonstration of suspicious timing, ambiguous statements oral or written, behavior toward or comments directed at other employees in the protected group, and other bits and pieces from which an inference of discriminatory intent might be drawn.
Matters of Race James C Kozlowski Parks & Recreation; Apr 2009; 44, 4; Docstoc pg. 56 Reproduced with permission of
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