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Haynes, an assistant professor in the Education Department at Indiana University, had been denied tenure following a six-year probationary period. The 7th Circuit upheld the lower court’s grant of a summary judgment for IU, stating, “Evidence must be presented that would permit a reasonable fact finder to conclude that a Plaintiff’s race caused the employment discharge or other adverse employment action.” A mere inference is not enough to sustain an action.

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