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14/09/16 Black News , Cars , Race & Racism , ybw

Black Chipotle Worker Sues, Claims Latino Workers Got Preferential Treatment

Black Chipotle Worker Sues, Claims Latino Workers Got Preferential Treatment

A black Chipotle worker filed a lawsuit against the food chain claiming Latino co-workers got preferential treatment.

In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles, Sheqweshu Clark alleges racial discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation.

From CBS Los Angeles:

Her problems began after she returned from maternity leave last December, according to her lawsuit.

 

After a Latina was promoted to the new district manager position, she and two other Latino managers began giving Latino employees more favorable day shifts while assigning night duty to Clark and other black workers, the suit alleged.

 

When the plaintiff complained to a male Latino manager, he brushed her off and said “black girls always have an attitude,” the suit stated.

Clark said she went over her manager’s head, but the human resources department didn’t see a problem. Clark was later fired without explanation, according to the lawsuit.

 

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There has long been tension between Latino workers, especially recent immigrants, and African-American workers.

In March of this year Peter Kirsanow, a commissioner on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, told a U.S. Senate panel that unskilled and illegal immigration disproportionately impacts African-Americans.

“Unequivocally, the wages and employment levels of black Americans are disproportionately adversely affect by illegal immigration. Particularly when it pertains to the effect on black males,” Kirsanow testified.

 

 

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12/09/16 Black News , Race & Racism , ybw

“Caucasians Only” Clause in Deed Shocks Interracial Couple

“Caucasians Only” Clause in Deed Shocks Interracial Couple

An interracial couple closing on their home found something in the deed they didn’t expect–a ‘whites only’ clause.

The deed specified that no “dwelling” on the quarters could be occupied by anyone who is not Caucasian, except for “domestic servant’s quarters.”

The San Antonio couple was shocked, according to NBC News. 

Along with the title are exceptions to the title, which nullify the invalid portions, such as the race clause.

America’s racist history often surfaces in titles and deeds, as NPR reported in 2010:

The deed on homeowner John Williford’s 75-year-old Myers Park house includes restrictions written by the original developers geared to preserve the parklike feel of the neighborhood. The deeds also include racial restrictions: “This lot shall be owned and occupied by people of the Caucasian race only.”

 

Williford certainly doesn’t agree with that.

 

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“I mean, things were different back in 1935, certainly than they are now,” Williford says.

 

This kind of language is in deeds across America, not just in the South. Seattle Historian James Gregory and a team of University of Washington students have amassed a database of thousands of deeds with racist wording.

Watch the video report below:

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30/08/16 Black News , Race & Racism , ybw

Charges Dropped Against Man Who Allegedly Called 11-Year-Old the N-Word and Shouted “Beat His -ss!”

Charges Dropped Against Man Who Allegedly Called 11-Year-Old the N-Word and Shouted “Beat His -ss!”

Charges have been dropped against a Wyoming man who allegedly called a child a racial slur.

Travis Mead was originally charged with ethnic intimidation after allegedly repeatedly yelling the N-word at an 11-year-old boy at school.

According to WOOD TV, Mead, 34, also yelled “beat his -ss” during a January incident. Mead could have faced up to two years in jail if convicted.

 

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Fox 17 reported at the time that three other boys at the school also reported hearing Mead using the racial slur.

Kent County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Chris Becker insists that the charges were dropped because the victim stopped co-operating and didn’t show up to court.

“We cannot proceed without their assistance,” Becker wrote.

 

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18/07/16 Black News , Race & Racism , ybw

Man Arrested After Facebook Post Urging People to “Just Kill All White Cracker Cops”

Man Arrested After Facebook Post Urging People to  “Just Kill All White Cracker Cops”

A Georgia man is under arrest after writing a Facebook post urging people to hurt police officers.

Derrick “De De” Hudson, 19, wrote “Just kill all white cracker cops” in response to a post by a Macon news network, according to The Detroit News. 

Hudson was reacting to a post showing Alton Sterling’s son break down in tears during a press conference about his father’s death.

He’s charged with soliciting people to commit murder.

As BreakingBrown previously reported, President Obama signed the “Blue Alert” law to help catch people who threaten cops.

 

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Detroit police arrested four people this month for allegedly making threats against police on Facebook.

“Social media is new territory, and while it’s been established that hate speech is protected by the First Amendment, we’re talking about people specifically saying on Facebook they want to kill white police officers,” said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

“If someone threatens to kill the president, that person would be arrested and prosecuted. How is it any different when someone threatens to kill white cops?”

The problem is that criticizing cops can often be conflated with threatening cops, as BreakingBrown reported:

In 2012, Thomas G. Smith was arrested by the Arena Police Department in Wisconsin for calling police officers racist on Facebook. Smith had accused the police of being racist after the department thanked the community for helping to apprehend two black kids.

After making the comment, Smith received a call from police asking if he had indeed made the critical post. Once he admitted making the comment, police came to Smith’s home and arrested him.

Prosecutors alleged that Smith’s speech could incite violence and was not protected by the Constitution. Although an appeals court eventually cleared Smith, he filed a lawsuit claiming police continued to harass him even after the ruling.

 

Given that the U.S. is barreling full speed ahead toward a police state, it is probably wise not to vent any frustrations or express antagonisms on social media since online platforms have become computer to prison pipelines.

 

 

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14/07/16 Black News , Race & Racism , ybw

“And They Wonder Why They Are Profiled”: Arkansas Official Suspended Over Racial Tweet

“And They Wonder Why They Are Profiled”: Arkansas Official Suspended Over Racial Tweet

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An official in Jonesboro, Arkansas has been suspended after a racial tweet.

According to ArkansasMatters, Jonesboro Parks and Recreation Director Wixson Huffstetler has been suspended without pay for a racially demeaning tweet.

“We have reviewed, and are continuing to review, this situation,” said Mayor Perrin. “As I said yesterday, it contradicts what we stand for, which is a Jonesboro that serves all citizens equally.”

Officially Huffstetler was suspended for violating the city’s personal conduct policy.

Huffstetler apologized after he realized his job was in jeopardy.

 

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“I love my job serving all youth in Jonesboro’s parks and rec department,” Huffstetler said. “And I hope to rebuild any lost confidence in me.”

It is curious, however, that some white people like Huffstetler believe African-Americans should be profiled for how they dress, but don’t believe whites should be profiled based upon how they behave.

No country has inflicted more violence upon the world than the U.S. Even locally, how would white sports fans react if they were met with riot police after championship games? This sort of racial profiling would seem perfectly understandable considering the inclination of young white sports fans to destroy city property simply because their team lost.

In 2014 AlterNet published 11 Moronic Reasons White People Have Rioted  and many, if not most, of the riots were linked to sports wins or losses. So which is more important? Black male dress (and protests) or white male violence?

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