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University Of Arizona Official Resigns, Claims Bias

The director of the University of Arizona's arts program has resigned, citing a culture of racism, discrimination and unfair compensation.

In May, Candace Feldman, who identifies as a woman of color, filed discrimination charges with state and federal civil rights agencies against the university. The U.S. Justice Department is currently pursuing an equal-pay claim on her behalf.

University spokesman Chris Sigurdson told the Arizona Daily Star that the university is reviewing the allegations and takes them seriously.

Claire Caulfield was a reporter and Morning Edition producer at KJZZ from 2015 to 2019.