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Friday, October 8, 2010

Workers: Racism Still Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery

Bronx activists are planning a protest tomorrow afternoon (3 p.m.) at the Webster Avenue entrance to Woodlawn Cemetery (near 233rd Street) to highlight what workers there say is continuing racism among supervising personnel.

They also want to protest what workers say is at least one case of retaliation against a veteran worker who spoke out during an investigation into the racism charges this past summer.

Following the investigation, which was prompted by racism charges and an earlier protest, cemetery officials said they were implementing significant changes to training practices and personnel. One supervisor, who workers said was one of the primary perpetrators of racism, was fired after the investigation, but cemetery officials said the firing was unrelated to the investigation.

Now, workers claim nothing has really changed.

Reached by phone late this afternoon, Howard Cannon, who works for the public relations firm Rubenstein Associates and is handling media inquiries for Woodlawn, said he wouldn't be able to reach officials at the cemetery until Monday.

We'll have more on this next week. Stay tuned.


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