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Janitors allege racism

February 3, 2012

HARTFORD, CT — Nine janitors say they were fired from their jobs at the Kingswood Oxford School by cleaning contractor ServiceMaster because they are Hispanic, according to The Republic.

The janitors and their supporters planned to rally Thursday in front of the school, the article stated.

According to the article, problems first surfaced in November when a new supervisor was hired who forbade the janitors from speaking Spanish while at work.

All nine Hispanic janitors were fired within a month, the article noted.

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