Saturday, June 30, 2012
Alleged Racist antics cost now closed down Chicago Ridge trucking firm $11 million - But Blacks won't pay one penny for destroying the same suburbs
Harry Glasper can remember that day at the end of 1991 when he climbed into the forklift at work and a noose was hanging from the driver’s side of the vehicle. (Was there a note with this noose? Was it personally directed at him? No there wasn't...And how many times in the past have we seen black racist drawings or nooses actually being done by the blacks themselves for cash payouts???)
“They hung it up right over my seat,” said Glasper, 57, who is African American, noting that it would serve as a symbol of a career stalled by backward bosses. (All an opinion by this man seeking CASH)
“It scared me — you know I had never encountered anything like that. I’m from Mississippi — I was born and raised in the South and I knew what that meant,” he said. “That was something that was disturbing to me and a little bit frightening — a lot frightening.”
Glasper, of Park Forest, is among dozens of current and former employees represented in a federal racial discrimination lawsuit against their one-time employer, Yellow Transportation Inc., a freight-hauling company that later was folded into what is now YRC Inc.
The case — filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Glasper and other African-American employees working at the company’s Chicago Ridge facility — was settled with the company for $11 million, EEOC officials announced Friday.
Glasper’s experience mirrored that of other African-Americans who say hangman’s nooses and racist graffiti, comments and cartoons marred the now-closed Chicago Ridge terminal where they worked, according to the EEOC.