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NY Times CEO Sued For Sexism, Racism

Mark Thompson, the chief executive of The New York Times, has been sued for introducing a culture of "deplorable discrimination." The multimillion dollar class action suit filed on behalf of two black female employees in their sixties contends that Thompson made the publication "an environment rife with discrimination." “Unbeknownst to the world at large, not only does the Times have an ideal customer (young, white, wealthy), but also an ideal staffer (young, white, unencumbered with a family) to draw that purported ideal customer,” the lawsuit says. Eileen Murphy, head of communications for the paper, said that the lawsuit recycles "unjustified attacks" against Thompson.