To Be Young, Gifted, And Sitting Pretty

Though he is only 28, Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher Jr. has already achieved an unusual amount of notoriety on Wall Street. He is the black trader who sued Kidder, Peabody & Co. for stiffing him on his bonus and won a $1.3 million award in 1992. He also sued Kidder for race discrimination. That case went all the way to the Supreme Court, which refused to hear it, landing it back in arbitration, where it is still pending.

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