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Brooklyn Nets Staff Say Social Justice Talk Got Them Fired (1)

Nov. 16, 2021, 2:40 PMUpdated: Nov. 17, 2021, 5:53 PM

The NBA’s Brooklyn Nets are facing race discrimination claims by Black locker room employees who allege they were denied full-time employment and fired for speaking out about social justice and police brutality, according to a complaint filed in the Eastern District of New York.

Plaintiffs Edward Bolden Jr. and Juwan Williams, who were co-captains of the equipment team, say they “regularly took part in social justice conversations and the Black Nets’ players gravitated toward them for mutual commiseration and support.”

The complaint alleges that their supervisor directed them “not to engage in any communications regarding discrimination and social injustices against ...