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Hispanic community leaders are accusing Lone Star College of discrimination and creating a hostile working environment.

The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice staged a news conference on the college campus to make its case today (Tuesday).

Joe Ramirez says lone star college has repeatedly failed to address their concerns “you have an institution that is paid for by the taxpayers to hire the most effective teachers and that is not what they hire.  He says “we have interviewed some people that have applied internally for positions and there is clear discrimination.”

Ramirez says they have documented their complaints and are seeking justice “through the Justice department, to the Attorney General to the Department of Education and the EEOC.”

But first the coalition says it will present its findings to Lone Star College’s board of trustees on Thursday.  We have requested comment from Lone Star College administrators.

School officials released the following statement:

“We do not know the source of Mr. Ramirez’s data regarding our faculty and it is factually incorrect… and we are unaware of any findings of a “retaliatory hostile environment.”

Lone Star College says Joe Ramirez has repeatedly approached school administrators offering his recruitment services. They say when he was turned down, he threatened to create a media controversy.

The school says Ramirez claims to have raised scholarship funds for lone star college students, yet they have been unable to verify it.

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