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FORMER RED SOX EMPLOYEE FILES COMPLAINT CLAIMING RACIAL BIAS

          The Red Sox have been accused by a former employee of
     "fostering a racial climate hostile to black employees,"
     according to Adrian Walker of the BOSTON GLOBE.  Thomas
     Sneed, an African-American former employee of the team,
     "says the team failed to fully investigate several racially-
     based incidents in which he was targeted, and even asked him
     to keep quiet about them."  Sneed, who worked for the team
     for seven years, said that on two separate occasions
     pictures in his office of his white fiancee were "defaced,"
     once with a "racial epithet," and he says he "interpreted
     the message as a clear threat of physical violence."  In a
     statement, the Red Sox "acknowledged that Sneed had reported
     the incidents," but "denied that the club had not tried to
     stop them" (Adrian Walker, BOSTON GLOBE, 12/16).

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