And just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Cotton mill....

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  1. Strychnine

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    " The recording sounds like something from Jim Crow days: a white supervisor threatening to hang an African-American employee for drinking water from a "white people" fountain.

    But it's 2014, in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Untonia Harris, who worked at Atkinson Cotton Warehouse, said he used his phone to record his supervisor after feeling discriminated against for months.
    In the audio, Harris asks if he could use a microwave.


    "Hell no!" a man he describes as the supervisor responds.
    When he asks why, the purported voice from the supervisor says it's because Harris is not white. In another attempt to use the water fountain, the supervisor has the same reaction. "I need to put a sign here that says, 'White people only,'" the voice says. Harris asks what will happen if he is caught drinking from the fountain. The voice replies, "That's when we hang you."

    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/05/us/memphis-supervisor-racist-audio/index.html?hpt=us_c1
     
  2. Jukai

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    Whatever, this is America, you should be able to say what you want, FREE STERLING!!!!
     
  3. ripskater

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    Lol. Man that is bad.
     
  4. Strychnine

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    Wow! :icon_chee
     
  5. LucasWithLidOff

    LucasWithLidOff Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Why? Is he being held captive somewhere?
     
  6. MARTIAN

    MARTIAN Otherworldly Banned

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    Just jelly that black people are more creative when it comes to naming their children
     
  7. IDL

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    Well, this should get the infighting going some more.
     
  8. Steve08

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    That's legitimately despicable on the part of the supervisor. Hard for me to believe that people still think this way.
     
  9. Pupi

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    Goddamn Tennessee should burn in hell alongside the rest of the south so the union can start all over.
     
  10. RIPWarrior

    RIPWarrior Banned Banned

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    He was fired.
     
  11. ripskater

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    Come on man that ain't right.
     
  12. RIPWarrior

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    Why is it so hard to believe that hatred dwells in people's hearts? There's a lot of hate in the world.
     
  13. 5H3RD0G

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    Educated America as usual, I hope these people are not allowed to vote. :icon_chee
     
  14. Pupi

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    Ok, ok, Graceland can stay, but the rest goes! I think that's fair.
     
  15. HomerThompson

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    Eat it, pal. I live in Memphis.
     
  16. TheFirstEMP

    TheFirstEMP Overdone and dry! Platinum Member

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    Fire the supervisor. Move on.
     
  17. TheFirstEMP

    TheFirstEMP Overdone and dry! Platinum Member

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    I spent a good amount of time in Nashville in February and I found it really nice. Even with a surprising amount of hipsters.
     
  18. RIPWarrior

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    yep

     
  19. RIPWarrior

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    Sad but true :icon_sad:
     
  20. OldGoat

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    There is a difference non-simple minded folks can discern. Sterling was in private with his hoe. This dude is being blatantly discriminatory and if he's not joking around that's a very hostile workplace and he deserves to be fired.
     

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