Published on: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Wherein the Tenth Circuit gives some side-eye to a Colorado prison's "troubling" DEI programming—warning that "race-based training programs can create hostile workplaces when official policy is combined with ongoing stereotyping and explicit or implicit expectations of discriminatory treatment"—but holds that in this particular case it wasn't so bad as to violate a white former officer's Title VII suit. The court also declined to reinstate his equal protection claim.

The case is Young v. Colorado Department of Corrections et al., 23-1063 (10th Cir. 2024).