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Legislative Assistant Fired Due to BLM Connection, Suit Says

Nov. 23, 2022, 6:47 PM

A Black former legislative assistant to Oklahoma state Reps. Andy Fugate (D) and Denise Brewer (D) was fired because of her race and association with Black Lives Matter, a new lawsuit says.

Amari Kimbro was terminated without explanation shortly after two disturbances involving BLM supporters at the House in 2021, according to the complaint filed Tuesday in the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Kimbro, a member of the BLM organization, allegedly prevented a potential physical altercation between a protester and another legislative assistant in April 2021. The following week, Kimbro said she witnessed a sergeant of ...