Monday, June 29, 2015

That White Guy Lost . . .

Yes, white males are a protected class... I blogged about this a year and a half ago. One of the cases I cited was Burlington v. News Corp. The employee, a white guy, was fired for using the n-word. He filed a race discrimination lawsuit, claiming that black employees use the word without discipline.

I give him credit for managing to clear the summary judgment hurdle, but all that gets you is a jury trial. Did you really think a jury was gonna be like, "yeah, it's totally the same when white people use racial slurs!" If you did, you were wrong - at least in this instance: Jury Issues Defense Verdict in Case of Anchor Fired for Racial Slur.