Eleven African American current and former employees of Compass Group, PLC, Compass Group North America and Flik International Corp filed a federal class action lawsuit against Compass, the largest food services provider in the world, alleging race discrimination, harassment and unlawful retaliation. The Complaint alleges that:
they Stated that they were subject to slurs such as, the "N-word," "Gorilla," "Monkey" and "Chim Chim" by their White supervisors and managers.
You know everytime I read something like this, all I can do is shake my head. So many people live in this glass bubble and do not believe that this sort of thing still exists. They are in so much denial.
"It is extremely troubling that in this day and age any Company would allow its Black employees to be called the "N-word," "Chimps," "Gorillas," and "Monkeys," as alleged in the Complaint. This simply cannot be tolerated in our nation," said Kenneth P. Thompson, of Thompson, Wigdor & Gilly LLP, who represents the Plaintiffs.
However, it IS tolerated. Will having an "African American President" change this? I know it won't. Sadly, so much focus will be on World Affairs, that many(what many consider minor things) will go unnoticed.
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