In fact, I've raised this very issue at the Agriculture Department. I filed an EEO class action complaint against USDA alleging disparate treatment of minority EEO claimants earlier this year (Case No. RD-2010-00074).
The Department is currently trying to ignore it - there usual response. However, Senator Blanch Lincoln (D-AR) the Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee has requested that USDA process this class action claim. Secretary Vilsack promised a New Era of civil rights at USDA, only time will tell if it's actually true.