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Old 08-18-2003, 07:35 AM
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Black Sues Black for Racism -- And Gets $40,000!
August 14, 2003

In an increasingly common racial discrimination case, a Black man won a settlement against another Black man for being degraded because of his skin color.

A dark-skinned Black waiter at an Applebee's restaurant near Atlanta alleged that his light-skinned Black supervisor was discriminating against him. To settle the suit, the company paid him $40,000.

Dwight Burch, a former employee, accused his manager at the Jonesboro, Ga., restaurant of repeatedly referring to him as a "tar baby" and "Black monkey" during his three months at the restaurant. Burch also alleged in his suit that his manager told him to bleach his skin and that he was fired when he threatened to report the man to officials at Applebee's headquarters.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission helped settle the "color discrimination" lawsuit, saying that such cases are on the rise. The number of cases involving allegations of skin-tone discrimination jumped from 413 in fiscal year 1994 to 1,382 in 2002, according to the EEOC. About 20 of the complaints filed during that time period have led to lawsuits, while most of the rest have been settled out of court. They currently comprise roughly 3 percent of the 85,000 cases the agency gets annually.

Burch experienced what Black scholars refer to as "colorism," discrimination within the Black community that goes back to the days of slavery in the United States, when Blacks with lighter complexions often received better treatment, such as less-demanding jobs and work in the master's house, while those with darker skin had to toil in the fields.

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Old 08-18-2003, 10:28 PM
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Welcome to Racism 101 all you red bone and High Yellow African Americans. Now your brothers in the NAACP want to penalize you for perceived injustices that occurred years before you were born. And here ya'll thought it was just us mean olde descendants of white Americans that would be sued for Slave Reparations. Its all Americans that will pay this extortion out of everyones TAX dollars. When it Happens ole' Jessie will be there to get his Cut and Rev.Al will be next asking for a Share of the take.And like the Cherokee and other tribes that got a lump sum from the government the African Americans will have every shyster in the US there to get their share too. and what will they take home a new Toyota and a case of beer if they are lucky enough to take home that much. BTW I bet Dwight Burch maybe got 5000$ from the settlement after the Lawyer took his share. Hmmmm
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Old 08-19-2003, 03:26 AM
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"if" that much........

What am I doing here??
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Default You know the Apocolypse is upon us...

...when minorities play "the race card" against each other.
I'd rather be historically accurate than politically correct.
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