The Baltimore Sun reports that NJ-based supermarket chain A&P has been found liable for unlawfully discriminating against a white employee, or so-called "reverse discrimination." The plaintiff, John Sullivan, claimed that he was demoted and replaced by a black employee on the basis of race discrimination. A federal jury agreed. Post-trial motions that will determine the amount of compensation that will be awarded to Sullivan are pending.
According to the EEOC, about 10% of the race discrimination complaints that it receives are from whites. It is unusual, however, for a white plaintiff to succeed in such a claim.