*Some might poke back at the idiots who used racial slurs against warehouse workers in Denver, and think, ‘you can call me whatever. And I’ll be thinking of you while I cash this check, hear?’ That’s because the brothers and sisters were recently awarded $15 million dollars as part of a discrimination settlement after being called “lazy, stupid Africans” and “n**gers.”
Seven workers at Matheson Trucking and Matheson Flight Extenders Inc. claim that they were separated by race and taunted by racial slurs.
Many of the workers immigrated from the African country of Mali, with the exception of a white whistle-blower, who stood up to the offenders and resisted the racist practices.
“I thought I was back South again with the same old racist attitudes,” plaintiff Ernie Duke told the Denver Post.
“Basically, I did the right thing. This isn’t 1960 anymore,” white employee Dean Patricelli, who was called the “tribe’s assistant” and fired for supporting black workers, told the paper.
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