Sometimes… you have to see or hear things to believe them. Two men working at a Tennessee cotton warehouse have joined forces to file a discrimination complaint against their employer. After enduring discriminatory practices for some time, one of the men decided to record some of the things that were happening (he was smart enough to record it).
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted that “recording audio without consent is legal in Tennessee.”
Amongst other things, on the recording, these two employees were told that the water fountain and the microwave were for whites only.
Antonio Harris and Marrio Mangrum say that their former supervisor at Atkinson Cotton Warehouse in Memphis regularly discriminated against them. WREG reports that in the complaint the supervisor is said to have blatantly outlined his stance on segregation; telling the two to “think like a white man” and calling them “monkeys.” The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is mediating with the warehouse owner to hammer out a possible settlement. Check out the news report below. Of course I’m just shaking my head. This is 2014!!!


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