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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo on the Tavis Smiley/Cornel West Radio Show

Federal whistleblower Marsha Coleman-Adebayo reveals her battle with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Tavis Smiley/Cornel West Radio Show with Marsha Coleman-Adebayo.

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, left, was a senior policy analyst for the United States Environmental Protection Agency‎ (EPA). Beginning in 1996, she filed complaints alleging that a company from the United States was mining vanadium in South Africa and harming the environment and human health. The EPA did not respond, and Coleman-Adebayo reported her concerns to other organizations. Coleman-Adebayo filed a suit against the agency, alleging racial and gender discrimination. On August 18, 2000, a federal jury found EPA guilty of violating the civil rights of Coleman-Adebayo on the basis of race, sex, color and a hostile work environment, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Coleman-Adebayo is a founder and leader of the No FEAR Coalition. Through her leadership, the No FEAR Coalition, working closely with Representative James Sensenbrenner, organized a successful grass-roots campaign and secured passage of the “Notification of Federal Employees Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act,” the first Civil Rights Law of the 21st Century. The Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002. (Wiki)

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