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WATCH: Tennessee cotton gin supervisor caught on tape endorsing lynching
UPI ^ | 6/3/14 | Matt Bradwell

Posted on 06/03/2014 12:43:22 PM PDT by Oliviaforever

MEMPHIS, June 3 (UPI) --Employees at a cotton gin in Memphis have filed a federal discrimination complaint against their supervisor after he was caught on tape making racist comments and trying to enforce segregation.
Antonio Harris and Marrio Mangrum allege a supervisor still employed by the Atkinson Cotton Warehouse called them "monkeys" and refused to let non-white employees use the microwave or water fountain. After what he described as months of stomaching a climate of casual racism, Harris used his phone to record an attempt to use the drinking fountain.

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1 posted on 06/03/2014 12:43:22 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

((Shrug))


2 posted on 06/03/2014 12:45:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Maybe he only wanted homo employees to use the facilities.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 12:45:41 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Oliviaforever

Them acorns don’t fall too far from them thar trees.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 12:47:16 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Oliviaforever

1. Was the employee using the water fountain at the wrong time?

2. Is there a recording of a White employee using the water fountain?

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5 posted on 06/03/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Oliviaforever

Live in the Deep South for a while (at least more than two years) and you will have more empathy for the attitudes of this fellow.


6 posted on 06/03/2014 12:48:11 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Oliviaforever

“The supervisor goes on to defend his bigotry, saying, “Back then, nobody thought anything about it. Now everybody is made to where to think it’s bad.”

In the South we call that guy “ignernt”


7 posted on 06/03/2014 12:48:19 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Oliviaforever

You know this may be a way states deal with capital punishment if the “pro-lifer’s” keep getting the lethal injection drugs banned.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 12:49:13 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Ingtar

The tape, if genuine, is very clear as to the intent of the supervisor.

I bet the employees win their EEOC lawsuit.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 12:53:19 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

I’m sure MSNBC has already confirmed this a$$hat is a “Tea Party Supporter”.

They haven’t yet mentioned his political leanings. That could also mean he voted for Obama. Wouldn’t that be fun?


10 posted on 06/03/2014 12:53:45 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: Oliviaforever
I wonder if the firm is named after Edward Atkinson (1827-1905), who wrote a book entitled Cheap Cotton by Free Labor.
11 posted on 06/03/2014 12:54:28 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Oliviaforever

You can take democrats out of the klan, but you cant take the klan out of the democrats


12 posted on 06/03/2014 12:55:31 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: shalom aleichem
You know this may be a way states deal with capital punishment if the “pro-lifer’s” keep getting the lethal injection drugs banned.

Are you suggesting this guy should be "Post Birth Aborted"? Abortion is still legal.

13 posted on 06/03/2014 12:56:27 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Amazing that, not so long ago, an isolated incident at a Tennessee cotton gin wouldn’t have even made the local paper, let alone the UPI wire!


14 posted on 06/03/2014 1:00:02 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Oliviaforever

Cannot watch the tape at work. Do live in Memphis and have seen a number of trumped up suits in the past. I thought this might be another.


15 posted on 06/03/2014 1:01:38 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Oliviaforever

In the same city a black city council member who went on a racist rant towards hispanics...no protests or lawsuits since she advocated discriminating against them in city contracts.

So, if all this guy did was talk bs...shrugs.


16 posted on 06/03/2014 1:03:28 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Oliviaforever
All these danged personal opinions, even threats. More excuses for yet more expansive federal government enforcement and power right? Not right.

Regardless of the Fabian-Socialist Progressive SCOTUS decisions of the 20th century, the Constitution actually gives the federal government only ONE type of specific power along these lines. The 14th Amendment forbids state segregation laws. THAT IS IT. (This was confirmed by the Slaughterhouse cases in the 1870's).

20th century SCOTUS decisions and Civil Rights Acts notwithstanding, the federal government has no legitimate constitutional power to interfere with any individual or company in their right to discriminate (choose) or force integration on the state or individual level.

Everyone has the God-given right, protected by the Constitution, to personal opinions and discrimination. Threats are a states issue.

17 posted on 06/03/2014 1:04:34 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Oliviaforever

The supervisor just bought himself a spot on the unemployment line. His supervisors wont be very pleased to be paying fines and settlements.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 1:07:01 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: robowombat
Work in Memphis for a little while and see how ones attitude toward blacks becomes. After spending a night during race riots there and living there I can honestly say that I've had more trouble with racist blacks there than anywhere else in the country. When I was in the USAF it was the Memphis originated blacks that caused trouble at the USAF bases. It is unbelievable.
19 posted on 06/03/2014 2:37:40 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Oliviaforever

It’s hard to stop this kind of thing because of the thousand cries of “wolf”. When everything is racism, nothing is racism.


20 posted on 06/03/2014 3:02:51 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: vetvetdoug; All

“When I was in the USAF it was the Memphis originated blacks that caused trouble at the USAF bases. It is unbelievable.”
Utterly fascinating. The crime news from Memphis makes it seem as though the blackamoors there are both cleverer and even more vicious than their counterparts in the Big Uneasy.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 4:26:49 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Tenacious 1

exactly


22 posted on 06/03/2014 4:57:03 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: robowombat; Black Agnes; onyx; Pelham

Olivia is all worked up you know

Makes her feel morally superior to us down here

You see New York has no racism...their blacks live in racism free ghettos

An authority no less than uber liberal Anthony Bourdain conceded he found Mississippi far less racist than New York in his recent visit

Small wonder...unlike Yankees we interact with blacks daily

We are polite and respectful but not stupid and naive

But try explaining that to a retread Freeper looking to breast beat

I liked your post BTW....


23 posted on 06/07/2014 1:53:01 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Well said Chaz


24 posted on 06/07/2014 1:56:52 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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