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Civil Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Texas Cemetery

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The United States' foremost Latino civil rights organization is suing a cemetery in South Texas because a widow claims the caretaker refused to take her husband's ashes because he was Mexican. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the American G.I. Forum of Texas, which alleges the Normanna Cemetery Association has historically been a "Whites Only" cemetery, turning away Latino and African American requests for decades. The lawsuit is seeking a court order to end the cemetery's discriminatory practices and open it to people of color and immigrants.