Black Positive People : Black worker awarded $25 million in racial lawsuit

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ... Very happy for this brother, just hope he has a plan not to spend the money and give it back to the system. Hope this brother has a wealth consciousness about his business to shop with his people; quasi... Ebony Experiment/Experience:
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com/Main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=2096



    Black worker awarded $25 million in racial lawsuit

    A black steelworker has been awarded $25 million in damages after a federal jury ruled his former company didn't do enough to stop years of racial slurs and taunting by his co-workers.

    According to the Buffalo News,
    Elijah Turley testified during the trial that colleagues at the Buffalo-area plant called him "boy" and left a stuffed monkey with a noose around its neck on his car's driver's side mirror. He also recalled seeing "KKK" and "King Kong" scrawled on the factory's walls.

    [Related: Ga. denies KKK application to adopt highway]
    "It's absolutely shocking that a case like this is in court in 2012," Ryan J. Mills, Turley's lawyer, said in closing arguments. "It should be viewed as atrocious and intolerable in a civilized society."
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/black-worker-awarded-25m-racial-lawsuit-154512953.html



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  2. cherryblossom

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    I, too, pray this brother is a good shepherd of his money, Bro. Clyde.

    Sad that he endured such treatment but glad he got some restitution.

    ....but who can put a price on one's dignity, any way?
     
  3. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    ... Yes Ma'am sister cherryblossom, you sho right. This reminds of Isaiah 60: 5, WoW!



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  4. Khasm13

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    Comment from khari
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      Khari Chicago, Illinois 3 hrs ago
      i'm pretty sure that the people complaining about the sum of money awarded are white and are used to the benefits attributed to white privilege...but let me tell you...even if he gets that 25 million, he will never forget that monkey with a noose around it's neck draped to his car. it's something white people will never understand as it relates to black people and vice versa....go ahead and give me the thumbs down now for telling the truth....
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        Leo Jacksonville, Florida 3 hrs ago Report Abuse
        I'm not White, and don't buy into your 'victimization', sorry.
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        Johnathan Chicago, Illinois 3 hrs ago Report Abuse
        You are right. Whites did not go through centuries of oppression and feel that since we use the N word towards each other that they should be able to use it against us. Difference is when a white person calls a black person the N word, they mean it in the most disrespectful way imaginable.
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        Leo Jacksonville, Florida 3 hrs ago Report Abuse
        And how do you know what they mean? Surely not all feel the same. I have met White people who actually think they ARE Black. So when they say it, is it the same? Kind of like you calling them ******* or Honkey, right? where I am from you would be called a delictivo or a moulinyan, which one is... More
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        Khari Chicago, Illinois 3 hrs ago
        what are you leo? cause on the internet people can pretend to be anything they want to be....
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        Leo Jacksonville, Florida 2 hrs 36 mins ago Report Abuse
        I was born in Sierra Leone, but my family was from Italy.
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        Khari Chicago, Illinois 2 hrs 23 mins ago
        ok...ur not african american...my point stands! 1 degree of separation may not seem a lot at first, but over a great distance it can be quite a difference.
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        Leo Jacksonville, Florida 2 hrs 17 mins ago Report Abuse
        Sierra Leone IS African. What part of Africa were you born in?
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        Leo Jacksonville, Florida 2 hrs 15 mins ago Report Abuse
        My passport says African/American....because I hold dual citizenship. So maybe African-American is not a race, because it isn't. As far as race goes, I am Mediterranean.
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        Khari Chicago, Illinois 2 hrs 9 mins ago
        u were not born over here son....u have a different mindset...is that hard for u to understand?
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        Leo Jacksonville, Florida 2 hrs 7 mins ago Report Abuse
        I am not your son. What mindset is that? The whole world laughs at this country because of these things. It needs to stop. Being bitter about something from so long ago, no one is a slave now.
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        Khari Chicago, Illinois 2 hrs 3 mins ago
        lol...u just proved my point...no one is mad...no one is holding slavery over white people's heads...in my original post i made comments about white privilege due to this country's past...obviously u have a personal agenda to promote...take that dumb ish elsewhere...SON!
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ... Very interesting dialog, thanks for sharing this:

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