CNN has been accused on several occasions of being racist. The news network has certainly been accused of being a less than factual media resource, but racist is certainly new territory. The irony here is that after CNN has claimed Donald Trump as being racist of several occasions, the network is now being sued for racist practices by it’s own black employees. I can’t make this stuff up.
According to Rodney Ho via AJC.com, former and current black employees are going to file a class action lawsuit against CNN, Turner Broadcasting and the parent company Time Warner. They are suing for racial discrimination.
“As a result of the current discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of DeWayne Walker vs. CNN, Time Warner & Turner, we have uncovered stories involving abuse of power, nepotism, revenge, retaliation and discrimination” said Daniel Meachum said in a press release.
“This discrimination represents a company-wide pattern and practice,” the lawsuit asserts, “rather than a series of isolated incidents.” He said the company has been discriminating against blacks for more than 20 years.
The 40-page lawsuit filed in the United States District Court in the Northern District of Georgia said blacks – especially black males – are discriminated against in evaluations, compensation and promotions. Blacks receive “disproportionately lower scores on evaluations,” the lawsuit alleges.
“Upon information and belief,” the suit says, “African-American employees have had to endure racial slurs and prejudicial biases from superiors such as, ‘it’s hard to manage black people’ and ‘who would be worth more: black slaves from times past or new slaves.’ ”
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