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Latino civil rights group faults UNM on Hispanic hiring

Latino civil rights group faults UNM on Hispanic hiring

The Associated Press
June 10, 2019 08:49 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico chapter of the oldest Hispanic civil rights group in the U.S. is calling on state and federal authorities to investigate hiring practices at the University of New Mexico.

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The New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens endorsed Saturday a resolution asking the state attorney general, state auditor and U.S. Justice Department to look into how the state's flagship university is hiring administrators.

New Mexico LULAC Executive Director Ralph Arellanes says University of New Mexico President Garnett Stokes did not follow through on promises to include Latinos on search committees for key positions.

He has also faulted the university for not hiring Hispanics from New Mexico.

University of New Mexico spokeswoman Cinnamon Blair says the school adheres to state and federal laws in its hiring practices.

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