Vaughn v Eastern Michigan University
Pictured: 1992 FHC Board Members: Raymond Mullins, Michael Apple, and the late Verna Spayth.
Mary Vaughn sued EMU for discrimination based on race and national origin. Vaughn alleged that she was fired from her job as a property manager for refusing to discriminate against Asian students. According to Vaughn, she was told by her boss not to lease to Asian students – particularly Chinese students – because they frequently cooked in open woks, which would attract roaches and add to the complex’s roach problem.
In the News:
- “EMU settles employee bias lawsuit“, Ann Arbor News, November 12, 1992
- “Racial bias tops list of complaints at fairness center“, Ann Arbor News, July 4, 1993