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Discriminating Against American Citizens While Exploiting Foreign Workers In The Aftermath Of Katrina August 18, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Hurricane Katrina, immigrant, Katrina, New Orleans, Sued.
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Immigrant workers recruited from South America and the Dominican Republic after Hurricane Katrina sued a prominent hotelier Wednesday, saying they are being exploited.

More than 80 workers from Peru, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic have joined the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court against Decatur Hotels LLC and its president and chief executive, F. Patrick Quinn III. The workers are employed in housekeeping, maintenance and other hotel support jobs in New Orleans.

Mary Bauer, a Southern Poverty Law Center attorney who helped file the lawsuit, said workers were lured by recruiters in their home countries with promises of high wages and steady work.

They spent $3,500 to $5,000 for travel and other expenses, which Bauer said Decatur Hotels had yet to reimburse, and are being paid between $6.02 and $7.79 per hour without the overtime pay they were counting on, she said.

“They are hugely in debt. They say, ‘We would have not have come if we had known the truth,'” Bauer said.



NASCAR Sued For Anti-Black Racial Discrimination August 9, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in African-American, anti-black, Black, breach of contract, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, David Scott, Discrimination, harassed, Job, KKK, Ku Klux Klan, Manhattan federal court, motorcoach, NASCAR, nigger, North Carolina, Racial, racing, Racism, Racist, Scott, Sued, White, Winston Cup.
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A former African-American crewman who once worked on NASCAR ‘s Winston Cup circuit sued the governing body of the U.S. stock car series on Tuesday for race discrimination and breach of contract. David Scott, who worked as a motorcoach driver to one of the racing teams, claimed NASCAR executives deceived him and did not fulfill promises of a job following a well-publicized 1999 racial incident involving white motorcoach drivers, according to the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court that seeks unspecified damages.