|Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans: Miniature South Africas|
Down in Atlanta, Georgia, the reality of this situation became glaringly apparent, with the overall fragility and health of the system being on full display (Jury: Fulton discriminated against white, male job applicant, Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 30, 2012):
In a case that rings alarm bells about race and politics in upper tiers of the Fulton County government, a federal jury has found that county officials snubbed an applicant for a director’s job because he is white and male.White boys? Merit? These mean little in Black-Run America (BRA), especially in the epicenter of where many of the policies that other municipalities copied and duplicated originated. But what if Fulton County has participated in "reverse-racism" at a scale that makes Doug Carl's claim look like chump change?
It ordered Fulton to pay $300,000 in back wages to former Human Services Deputy Director Doug Carl, who sued five years ago.
The sum could triple next month when a judge decides whether to add in future lost wages, pension benefits and attorneys’ fees, according to Carl’s attorney, A. Lee Parks.
But Fulton County Attorney David Ware said, in a written statement after the verdict last week, that Carl lost the job because he “completely blew the interview” and he expects the verdict to be overturned on appeal.
“The only reason Mr. Carl alleges that race played a part in the selection process is because the person chosen happened to be an African-American female,” the county attorney’s statement said. “Mr. Carl was incredulous that a black woman would be chosen over him and thus decided to accuse the county of a race-based decision.”
Parks said in response to Ware’s statement, “It’s sad. What it is, it’s disrespectful to jury.”
Ware said the jury shouldn’t have heard secondhand testimony that Commissioner Emma Darnell played a role, allegedly telling a deputy county manager that she had “too many white boys” in Human Services and the new director should be black and female.
The commissioner has denied making that statement, Ware said.
Darnell said the county attorney has told her not to talk about the case but she will speak out after the litigation ends.
Also during the trial, former County Manager Tom Andrews admitted calling employees “black marbles” and “white marbles” in weighing personnel decisions. While the jury found that Andrews discriminated against Carl, it declined to make him pay punitive damages.
Andrews did not return messages seeking comment.
Carl, who said he retired in 2010 after his position was eliminated, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “I just think people should be employed based upon their merit, and not on their race. Discrimination is wrong, period, and discrimination has no color bounds.”
Carl said he wasn’t upset that the county hired a black woman, but felt he was passed over just because he is a white male. He said he thought his interview went well.
Ware, disputing a news release from Parks’ office about the case, said there is no evidence that Andrews’ decision not to promote Carl was based on race.
Former Human Services Director Valarie Wilson testified that her boss at the time, then-Deputy County Manager Keith Chadwell, relayed Darnell’s alleged “white boys” comment to her. Ware noted that at the trial, Chadwell denied saying that.
Comments others have attributed to Darnell also figure in a whistle-blower lawsuit pending against Fulton County, also being handled by Parks’ law firm.
Fired Deputy County Manager Gwen Warren and demoted internal investigator Maria Colon claim they were retaliated against because they planned to hand the district attorney evidence of embezzlement by a group of employees, even after County Manager Zachary Williams told them to hold off.
According to her complaint, Warren claims Williams quoted Darnell as telling him, “At Fulton County, we don’t investigate ourselves.”
A story published in early August of 2012 (Taxpayer smackdown 'wave of the future'?
'We the people, you have to earn our trust before asking for more money', WND) exposed the depths of discrimination present in The City too Busy to Hate:
WND acquired the breakdown of 2012 employment for Fulton County and found that of the 4,851 full time county employees, 3,980 of them are black (82 percent). Fulton County has a population that is only 47 percent black. Of the 916 county employees who are classified as “other than full-time employees,” 787 are black (85 percent).A city like Atlanta is kept alive because of white tax-dollars; remove them, and you have the conditions that are present in Detroit 2012. Emma Darnell is no stranger to antagonizing white people, having behaved in the 1970s (when Mayor Maynard Jackson was elected the first Black mayor of Atlanta) much as the African National Congress - ANC - acted when they took control of South Africa:
A quick breakdown of certain departments shows a trend of exclusion in Fulton County public jobs, with 86 percent of the Arts and Culture Department personnel black; 93 percent of 140 people in the Behavioral Health Department black; 81 percent of the 98 people in the County Managers Department black; 90 percent of the 65 people in the Emergency Services black; 89 percent of the 118 in the Finance Department black; of the 353 in the Health and Wellness Department, 306 are black; of the 37 people in the Purchasing Department, 100 percent are black; of the 19 in the Registrations and Elections Department, 100 percent are black; of the 150 employed in the Tax Assessor Department, 84 percent are black; of the 185 employed in the Tax Commissioner Department, 94 percent are black.
Darnell was too aggressive in her push for affirmative action and white dispossession, and she was forced out:As the mayor’s administrative services commissioner, Darnell had become Jackson’s battering ram on affirmative action, and an admired figure in black Atlanta. A graduate of Howard Law School, Darnell monitored city contracts to make certain white contractors compiled with joint venture requirements.
Devoted in her task and headstrong in her style, Darnell told white contractors hoping to land city contracts, “If you want to do business with us I’ve got to see who you’re hiring. Are you hiring minorities?”(Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn, by Gary Pomerantz, p. 465)
But don't think that the changeover of power from white to Black (and the South African-like actions of the new Black political class) is germane to only Atlanta. Just prior to Hurricane Katrina's arrival in New Orleans, the story of mass firings by the first Black District Attorney resulted in a lawsuit against the city (Jury Says Official's Mass Firing Of Whites Was Racially Based, Washington Post, March 31, 2005):Emma Darnell, Jackson’s commissioner of administrative services, was removed from office in 1976 and her department abolished, according to her statement, because white business leaders had viewed her as overly aggressive regarding the airport’s joint venture program. She claimed that the mayor fired her because of complaints from the white business community. (African-American Mayor: Race, Politics, and the American City, by Jeffrey Adler, p. 187)
The jury, made up of eight whites and two blacks, returned the unanimous verdict in the third day of deliberations in the racial discrimination case against District Attorney Eddie Jordan.
Jordan acknowledged he wanted to make the office more reflective of the city's racial makeup, but denied he fired whites just because they were white. He said he did not know the race of the people fired.
Under U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval's instructions, jurors had to find Jordan liable if they concluded the firings were racially motivated. The law bars the mass firing of a specific group, even if the intent is to create diversity.
"We thought the facts as well as the law favored us. I still maintain that I did not use race as a factor in my hiring practices," Jordan said.
Jordan said the district attorney's office, which is liable for the award, cannot afford to pay the verdict. It was not immediately clear whether state or city, or both, would be responsible for paying the money.
Plaintiffs' attorney Clement Donelon said he was elated. "The plaintiffs' civil rights, every single, solitary one of them, were violated," he said.
The judge could order that the fired white workers be reinstated, but lawyers consider this unlikely. Such mandates are rare, as they require continuing court supervision.
The whites' lawyers argued that many of those who were fired had far more experience and scored higher in job interviews than blacks who were either hired anew or kept on.
The whites testified that they found themselves jobless in late middle age, after years of working in law enforcement agencies, including the New Orleans Police Department.Were an enterprising lawyer prepared, a cottage industry for so-called "reverse-discrimination" lawsuits exists in Black-Run America (BRA). Birmingham, Atlanta, Memphis, Baltimore, New Orleans, Chicago, Philadelphia... the list of mini-South Africas in America is long and particularly undistinguished. They limp along on the redistribution of white tax-revenue to support a Black political class (the only way to create a Black middle class is through government jobs) ensconced in power because no one dares challenge them in court.
Remember, there are no "double standards" or "reverse racism/discrimination" in BRA; only "The Standard."
Reverse the polarity.