No. 08-3568.

646 F.3d 461 (2011)

Maetta VANCE, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided June 3, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Diamond Z. Hirschauer (argued), Attorney, Tae Sture , Attorney, Sture Legal Services, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Scott E. Shockley (argued), Attorney, Defur Voran LLP, Muncie, IN, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before BAUER, WOOD, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.

WOOD, Circuit Judge.

Maetta Vance was the only African-American working in her department at Ball State University ("Ball State") when racially charged discord erupted. In 2005, Vance began filing complaints with Ball State about her coworkers' offensive conduct, which included the use of racial epithets, references to the Ku Klux Klan, veiled threats of physical harm, and other unpleasantries. In 2006 she filed two complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity...

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