TEXACO'S WHITE-COLLAR BIGOTS

TOP EXECUTIVES, CONFRONTING A DISCRIMINATION SUIT, TALK ABOUT SHREDDING DOCUMENTS

As former Los Angeles detective Mark Fuhrman can attest, bigots of all sorts must rue the invention of tape recorders, which often provide undeniable proof of the prejudice that lurks behind the tolerant face they would like the public to see. The most recent example: the transcript of a meeting in August 1994 between senior officials of Texaco Inc. that wound up last week on the front page of the New York Times. The palaver was surreptitiously taped by one of the participants, former Texaco personnel director Richard A. Lundwall, who turned the recording over to the plaintiffs in a racial-discrimination...

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