LorinsPOST’s Most Racist U.S. Entities (i.e., States, Companies, Individuals) List…
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LorinsPOST.com and Lorins Research Institute (LoRI) have compiled this list in order to bring attention to U.S. entities that have historically been racist or at least minority-unfriendly. The LorinsPost Accountability Quotients (particularly the Minority-Friendliness one) was used here as to corroborate, consolidate, complement and even validate evidence that readily exists in the public realms that are not readily published to the public.
THE “RACE” BOX ON APPLICATION FORMS
I hate it. It’s patently racist and should have been dismantled. WHY THE HECK does it matter unless the purpose will somehow aid in either HELPING or HURTING a particular group. And more often than not, it is used to the detriment of a particular group. And based on my own experience, many racist U.S. entities have used this box to disparately discriminate against particularly groups, particularly Black males, as even modernly, many companies are more likely to hire a Black female over an equally-qualified Black male. May it be out of fear or hatred or historical disenfranchisement of the Black male as the head of the household, it is nonetheless PATENTLY RACIST and evidence of racist tendencies, as there are other least restrictive and suspicious means to so determine later on. The government or entity might imply that it’s being used for statistical reasons ONLY and that it is optional, but to be honest, more often than not, it is used to DISCRIMINATE against particularly groups *(even when left unfilled), and more often than not this group has historically been BLACKS, and HISPANICS and particularly BLACK MALES. Accordingly, since the US GOVERNMENT has not done enough to curtail this ambiguous issue, it is FOUND as the FIRST ENTITY that is still modernly still TOO RACIST.
Having gotten the latter out of the way, let’s move along to our MOST RACIST CULPRITS… and without further ado, here they are:
THE 20 MOST RACIST STATES OF THE UNITED STATES
Reports from various credible sources and surveys have provided LorinsPOST.com and LoRI with clear and convincing evidence that the following states are the 20 most racist states (in the U.S.) in decreasing order of racism level:
10. South Carolina
14. North Carolina
A GROWING LIST OF THE MOST RACIST COMPANIES OF THE UNITED STATES
The list will be growing as LorinsPOST.com intends to act as a WATCHDOG for such companies once substantial evidence has been compiled and verified by reputable entities. According to BET.com and ample other sources, the following companies have either been sued for blatant cases of racism or for too frequent race-based discrimination law suits. As we all know, where there is smoke, there must be fire because the majority of racist companies go the extra mile to cover their racist trails even through the hiring of “token negroes”. Thus, by the time anything does come out, you can rest-assured that there is overwhelming COVERT RACISM simmering below the surface. Unlike the above list, this list is not in any ordinal order or is not based on a degree of racism perpetuated by such companies.
1. All U.S. Police Departments
3. Louis Vuitton
5. Tiffany and Co.
8. Abercrombie & Fitch
9. Coca Cola
11) Henry J. Kailer Family Foundation
13) U.S. Hospitals (will be listed by names in the future)
14) Pre-School Organizations (will be listed by names in the future)
15) Kindergarten to 12th Grade Institutions (will be listed by names in the future)
16) U.S. Court System (Jurisprudence)
17) Work Places (will be listed by names in the future)
19) Disability Organizations (will be listed by names in the future)
23) TO BE CONTINUED...
The best synopsis About INSTITUTIONAL RACISM faced by Blacks (in a country in which the government formerly LEGALIZED RACISM) that I have read about is from USNEWS.COM, which provided excerpts of discrimination faced by Blacks from PRE-SCHOOL and K-12 to COLLEGE and TOP-EXECUTIVE POSITIONS...
PRE-SCHOOL BLACK STUDENTS
Let’s start with pre-school. According to USNEWS.com, Black pre-schoolers are far more likely to be suspended than white children, NPR reported. Black children make up 18 percent of the pre-school population, but represent almost half of all out-of-school suspensions.
K-12 BLACK STUDENTS
Once you get to K-12, Black children are three times more likely to be suspended than white children. Black students make up almost 40 percent of all school expulsions, and more than two thirds of students referred to police from schools are either black or Hispanic, says the Department of Education.
DISABLED BLACK STUDENTS
Even disabled black children suffer from institutional racism. About a fifth of disabled children are black – yet they account for 44 and 42 percent of disabled students put in mechanical restraints or placed in seclusion.
THE U.S. COURT SYSTEM (JURISPRUDENCE)
When juveniles hit the court system, it discriminates against blacks as well. Black children are 18 times more likely to be sentenced as adults than white children, and make up nearly 60 percent of children in prisons, according to the APA. Black juvenile offenders are much more likely to be viewed as adults in juvenile detention proceedings than their white counterparts.
In the workplace, black college graduates are twice as likely as whites to struggle to find jobs - the jobless rate for blacks has been double that of whites for decades. A study even found that people with “black-sounding names” had to send out 50 percent more job applications than people with “white-sounding names” just to get a call back.
And it gets worse the higher up the pay scale you go. For every $10,000 increase in pay, Blacks’ percentages of holding that job fall by 7 percent compared to whites.
According to BET and many other sources, General Electric came under fire in 2010 when 60 African American workers filed suit against the company for racial discrimination. The black workers said that GE supervisor Lynn Dyer called them racial slurs such as the N-word, “monkey” and “lazy blacks.”
The suit also alleged that Dyer denied bathroom breaks and medical attention to Black workers and fired Black workers because of their race. In addition, the suit alleged that higher-ups knew about the supervisor’s inappropriate behavior but delayed investigating the matter.
Moreover, in 2005, GE faced a lawsuit for discriminating against black managers. The suit accused the company of paying Black managers less than Whites, denying them promotions and using offensive terms to describe blacks. It settled in 2006.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON'S HISTORY OF DISCRIMINATION LAWSUITS
According to BET and many other sources, Southern California Edison is no stranger to racial discrimination lawsuits. In 2010, a group of black workers sued the company for discrimination. The workers accused the company of consistently denying them promotions, not paying them fairly, biased job assignments and not upholding two consent decrees stemming from class action discrimination suits filed against Southern California Edison in 1974 and 1994.
The suit also pointed out that the number of Black employees at the company had dropped by 40 percent since the last discrimination lawsuit was filed. The 1994 suit included a settlement for more than $11 million and a mandate for diversity training.
WAL-MART STORES VS. BLACK TRUCK DRIVERS
According to BET and many other sources, Walmart had been sued for racial discrimination. Approximately 4,500 Black truck drivers who applied to work for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. between 2001 and 2008 filed a class action suit against the corporation for racial discrimination. They said Wal-Mart turned them away in disproportionate numbers.
The company denied any wrongdoing but agreed to settle for $17.5 million. Wal-Mart Stores have been subject to a several dozen discrimination lawsuits since the 1990s. In 2010, a group of the company’s West African employees in Colorado sued Wal-Mart because they say they were fired by supervisors who sought to give their jobs to locals.
Workers at an Avon, Colorado store alleged a new manager told them, “I don’t like some of the faces I see here. There are people in Eagle County who need jobs.”
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
According to BET and many other sources, Abercrombie & Fitch had been sued for racial discrimination. The clothing retailer made headlines in 2003 after it was sued for discriminating against African Americans, Asian Americans and Latinos. In particular, Latinos and Asians accused the company of steering them to jobs in the stock room rather than on the sales floor because Abercrombie & Fitch wanted to be represented by workers who looked “classically American.”
Minority employees also complained that they’d been fired and replaced by white workers. A&F ended up settling the lawsuit for $50 million.
“The retail industry and other industries need to know that businesses cannot discriminate against individuals under the auspice of a marketing strategy or a particular ‘look.’ Race and sex discrimination in employment are unlawful,” Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawyer Eric Drieband stated upon the lawsuit’s resolution.
According to BET and many other sources, Denny's had been sued for racial discrimination by Black diners. In 1994, Denny’s restaurants settled a $54.4-million suit for allegedly discriminating against black diners at its then 1,400 eateries across the United States. Black customers said that they were singled out at Denny’s—asked to prepay for meals or charged a cover before dining.
Then, a group of Black Secret Service agents said they waited for more than an hour to be served as they watched Whites be waited on several times during that same time period. In addition, a former restaurant manager said supervisors told him to shut down his restaurant if it attracted too many black diners.
A decade later, the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain faced a discrimination lawsuit for allegedly delaying to wait on Black customers, following them around and racially segregating customers in different sections of restaurants. WOW!
CNN & FOX
According to hollywoodreporter.com and many other sources, a lawsuit against CNN and sister companies claims that African-Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations. In fact, both Fox News and CNN were in court defending themselves from racial discrimination, though the color of each suit is different… with the common denominator being FAKE NEWS (LOL).
The one against Fox News has garnered more recent attention, perhaps thanks to questions that continue to circle around how the cable news network has handled allegations of harassment during the leadership of Roger Ailes. The suit, filed in New York Supreme Court last week by Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright, alleges that the two women were subjected to "top-down
racial harassment," specifically from Fox's longtime controller, Judith Slater, charged with making slurs and derogatory comments like "Why are all Black men women-beaters?"
The Fox News complaint, which came on the heels of Slater's termination, further alleges that executives including Ailes and current president Bill Shine allowed for "repugnant racial discrimination to go unchecked." The suit picked up more publicity on Tuesday thanks to word that a third employee, Monica Douglas, was joining the action and was under pressure not to report Slater's behavior.
But Fox News is hardly alone. The nature of the cases may not be equivalent, but a growing lawsuit against CNN got much necessary attention,
According to hollywoodreporter.com , last December, CNN and other Time Warner units were hit with a proposed class action in Georgia federal court. The named plaintiffs include Celeslie Henley, who says she worked at CNN for seven years until she was allegedly fired after emailing
human resources about discriminatory treatment.
Unlike the lawsuit against Fox News, the one against CNN and sister companies is much broader, claiming among other things that African-Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations, that there are dramatic differences in pay between similarly situated employees of different races and that the promotion of African-American employees is blocked by a "glass
ceiling." The complaint cited hiring and advancement statistics while alleging that African-American employees have endured slurs from superiors, including "It's hard to manage Black people" and "Who would be worth more: Black slaves from times past, or new Slaves?"
MORE ON “FOX”
According to www.thedailybeast.com current and former employees of Fox alleged that Fox News chiefs ridiculed, denigrated, and mocked them, in a station that itself practices ‘systemic and institutional racial bias.’
“This hurts,” Fox News Channel anchor Kelly Wright declared. “This hurts,” he repeated, while appearing at a press conference with nine other current and former Fox News employees who are claiming systemic racial discrimination at the top-rated, right-leaning cable news outlet.
“We literally have a handful of Black and Latino reporters, and only one black male anchor (A TOKEN NEGRO MAYBE), which in 2017 shouldn’t be the case,” said Wright, one of very few Black anchors at the network—and the only male African American who presides over his own Fox News show.
Wright added that the situation, along with the alleged denigration of minority employees toiling behind the scenes, is “inexcusable and indefensible” and the result of “systemic and institutional racial bias.”
Wright, according to hollywoodreporter.com, is an ordained minister and gospel singer, and he was occasionally near tears and struggling to keep his composure as he explained why he has joined a dozen minority colleagues in a class action lawsuit filed Tuesday night in Bronx County’s State Supreme Court against Fox News, its parent company 21st Century Fox, Fox News’s general counsel, Dianne Brandi and its former comptroller, Judith Slater.
According to the court filing, Brandi and the executive in charge of the network’s human resources department, Denise Collins, permitted Slater and others to engage in abhorrent and blatant acts of race discrimination.
Slater, according to the lawsuit, “ridiculed Black employees by mocking stereotyped speech” with various words and “forced Black employees to practice saying the words correctly in front of White employees”; demanded of black employees,
“Why are all Black men women-beaters?”; “openly talked about her belief that all Chinese men have ‘small penises’ ”; and “blatantly mocked the ‘Black Lives Matter movement,” requiring plaintiff Tichaono Brown to drop by her office to say goodbye at the end of each workday, and responding by raising her hands in the air and quipping “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!”
In another incident detailed in the lawsuit, payroll employee Musfiq Rahman, described as “a dark-skinned Bangladeshi,” accidently blundered into Ailes’s office—“which up to that point was open to the floor when his door was not closed”—while “looking for a group of other co-workers” on the second floor of Fox News headquarters.
According to hollywoodreporter.com, “the fallout for Mr. Rahman’s ‘mistake’ was swift and severe,” the lawsuit continues. “Ailes was furious and his paranoia about being attacked came to the forefront. That same day, Ailes ordered that a wall be constructed immediately in his personal office to act as a barrier to entry. This wall was an obvious attempt at preventing Black or dark-skinned employees from walking in unannounced and frightening Ailes.”
The suit recounts: “The following day, Mr. Rahman, along with a number of Black employees in the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Departments, had their security passes to the second floor revoked. Thereafter, these humiliated employees were forced to get ‘escorts’ when they needed to speak to other employees on the second floor.”
Kelly Wright, meanwhile, claimed in the class action suit that he was repeatedly demeaned by O’Reilly because of his race.
The court filing states that the Fox News star “refused to permit Mr. Wright to come on his show to discuss how America could focus on achieving racial conciliation in the midst of growing racial hostility [and] shockingly, he told Mr. Wright that he ‘should call up’ Ailes and current co-President William Shine…and ‘offer to sing the National Anthem at the Fox News Town Halls.’…
“On another occasion, Mr. Wright requested to appear on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss the racial divide in Ferguson, Missouri, and suggested showing viewers ‘Beyond the Dream,’ which is a series of positive stories about the African-American community and its contributions to the world. O’Reilly refused to run the ‘Beyond the Dream’ piece because it
showed Blacks in ‘too positive’ a light. O’Reilly incredulously declared on his show: ‘I know Black American better than anyone.”
A second racial discrimination complaint against the same defendants, plus Fox News accounting supervisor Susan Lovallo, was filed layer filed by former accounts payable employee Adasa Blanco in Manhattan federal court.
By the way, when asked why Fox News, as he repeatedly charged, regularly marginalizes African-Americans and other minority employees, Wright Fox who was Fox’s only Black male anchor at that time said: “I don’t know. I don’t know. I’ve asked, and I still don’t know—except that somewhere along the line, there is an inbred way of thinking that the audience we have attracted perhaps only wants to watch a certain color on air. We are better than this. We have to be better than this.”
According to sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com, in March 2017, a worker at the Tesla factory in Fremont sued the electric car maker after he said he was a victim of racial discrimination and harassment from his co-workers.
DeWitt Lambert, a 44-year-old African-American, says he was “subjected to racial slurs and lewd behavior” from co-workers for more than a year including being called the n-word.
Obviously, these actions have been perpetuated by bigoted, immature and really STUPID WHITE “BOYS” who don’t qualify to be called MEN. However, it doesn’t mean that they should not be PUNISHED based on their position of power. Their only way to feel GOOD about themselves is by PUTTING down others who differ from them either in race, gender, national origin, color or even religion. I’d admit that in 2017, it’s senseless and STUPID enough for me to write this article and keep on ADDING other companies to the list as I discover them.
I do have other things to do with my time, but this is a major issue that affects not only Blacks but also all minorities. However, with the past and arguably invisible and historic systematic and racial animus suffered by Blacks and at the hands who opposed their liberation from slavery, Blacks face a larger stigma and are targeted at a higher rate. It is PATENTLY RACIST and IDIOTIC at best. THESE WHITE BOYS should be ashamed of themselves. There are some RACIST WHITE FEMALES too, but they are bamboozled and in lesser quantity because THESE WHITE BOYS also see them as CHATTEL and as inferior beings. BY THE WAY, I hope that THEY don't fear the FACT THAT once these females experience a Black man they won't want to even talk to them again (LOL)...
I am not saying that Blacks are perfect. But every time I see a Black derelict or homeless person, I always wonder (absent of mental illness), who and what kind of genius could that person have become ABSENT past and present systemic RACISM in the United States.
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