No. 10-3916.

657 F.3d 511 (2011)

Mark P. RODGERS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Jesse C. WHITE, Secretary of State of Illinois, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided September 2, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Donald R. Jackson (argued), Attorney, Peoria, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Mary Ellen Welsh (argued), Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before BAUER, CUDAHY, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.

CUDAHY, Circuit Judge.

Mark Rodgers, a longtime employee of the Secretary of State's office in Illinois, was fired from his job but reinstated after arbitration. In this litigation he claims that two white managers targeted him for termination because he is black. The district court granted summary judgment for the defendants. Rodgers's primary argument on appeal is that he and two white coworkers engaged in the same alleged misconduct, yet his white counterparts...


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