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Thick accent results in discrimination suit against FAMU

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A native of Belize has sued Florida A&M University for terminating her, partly because her accent was so thick “no one could understand what she was saying.” Glenda McDougall filed her suit in Leon County Circuit Civil court late Friday. McDougall, represented by Tallahassee attorney Marie Mattox, seeks more than $15,000 in damages and reinstatement of her employment. Belize, a country of roughly 8,800 square miles and 370,000 people, is on the eastern coast of Central America. It’s the only Central American nation where English is…

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