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Fired prof's racism claim rejected

A federal agency has told an African-American MIT stem cell researcher, who last year went on a 12-day linkurl:hunger strike;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/40634/ in to protest his tenure denial, that his claim of racial discrimination was too little, too late. According to MIT's school paper, linkurl:__The Tech__,;http://www-tech.mit.edu/V128/N8/sherley.html The US Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) rejected James Sherley's claim that the university refused him tenure ba

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A federal agency has told an African-American MIT stem cell researcher, who last year went on a 12-day linkurl:hunger strike;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/40634/ in to protest his tenure denial, that his claim of racial discrimination was too little, too late. According to MIT's school paper, linkurl:__The Tech__,;http://www-tech.mit.edu/V128/N8/sherley.html The US Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) rejected James Sherley's claim that the university refused him tenure based on his ethnicity, telling Sherley that the charges lacked merit and that he filed them too late. Sherley filed the discrimination claim with the commission on September 11, 2007, more than 300 days after being denied tenure on January 2, 2005. Federal law mandates that such claims must be filed within 300 days of the incident at issue. Sherley contended that the incident that did him the most harm was being fired from MIT on June 30, 2007, and that his claim was thus within the 300 day...

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