USA: Napa Valley Wine settles racial discrimination lawsuit with black women kicked off train

Author: Mary Bowerman, USA Today, Published on: 25 April 2016

"Black women kicked off Napa Valley Wine Train settle", 20 Apr 2016

A group of predominantly black women kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train last August, settled an $11 million racial discrimination case against the company for an undisclosed amount last week...The group of 11 women boarded the Napa Valley Wine Train...to celebrate a birthday and discuss a book. The group said instead their trip was cut short, and the women were escorted through six train cars and greeted by police in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena...The women... said they suffered personal and professional consequences, and two of the women lost their jobs following the incident. The group alleges that they were repeatedly told to "quiet down," although staff said nothing to white passengers who were being just as loud, if not louder...Following the incident, the company apologized to... the group, [and] promised to implement enhanced sensitivity training...

Read the full post here