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Court: Texas company unfair to black workers

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posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 02:42 PM
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Court: Texas company unfair to black workers


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State historical markers outside the headquarters of Lufkin Industries Inc. tell how the company started repairing sawmill equipment at the turn of the 20th century

That story describes how the 107-year-old company for years discriminated against its black employees, assigning them to the worst jobs and repeatedly denying them promotions.

More than a thousand of the company's current and former black employees stand to divvy up $5.5 million in back pay and interest as compensation for what
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posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 02:42 PM
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But rulings, testimony and statistical analyses generated by the lawsuit show the company channeled black workers into its foundry, where conditions were harshest, and unfairly denied promotions to black employees more than 100 times.


See i'm very much against affirmative action.
But stories like this do defend the need of affirmative action.
Well... no it doesn't, lol, but some might consider it a reason.

It seems this company has a long long traditional history of racism.

YUKKK

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posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 02:54 PM
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I dont think that blacks working now should reap the benefits of a law-suit that is aimed towards the past discrimination of earlier black workers. And for the record affirmative action is crap. Thats basically fighting racism with racism. There should not be a quota to fill because then it gives people jobs who dont deserve them and deprives the worthy of the job.



posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia

See i'm very much against affirmative action.
But stories like this do defend the need of affirmative action.
Well... no it doesn't, lol, but some might consider it a reason.

It seems this company has a long long traditional history of racism.

YUKKK

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(visit the link for the full news article)


Actually this ruling illustrates that the appropriate venue for charges like this is the legal system and not affirmative action. Laws are in place for this protection, why limit appropriate competition and, thus hiring the most qualified person for the job, by instituting affirmative action?

Nice to see our legal system work in this case...



[edit on 20/10/2009 by Iamonlyhuman]



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