In September of 2015 presidential candidate Donald Trump sat down with Don Lemon who said “Some people might perceive you as racist. Answer that.”
Perhaps Lemon should ask his supervisors and colleagues at CNN to the same perception.
While it has not been nearly as widely reported as all the mess Fox has suffered over the past few years, CNN is currently facing a massive lawsuit based a over 100 charges of racism.
According to the Daily Wire
The class-action suit has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since it was first filed in December. Now, some 175 current and former employees have contacted lawyers about joining the case.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the number of people joining the lawsuit may continue to increase, incredibly.
According to a plaintiffs’ motion to amend that was filed March 23, “Since the filing of this action, counsels for the plaintiffs have been contacted by more than 175 people, both former and current employees of the Defendant, requesting to be members of the putative class action, all having similar complaints of intentional racial discrimination, discrimination impact and discriminatory practices employed by the Defendants.”
The attorneys also write that many of the potential members recently coming forward are within the administrative process at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and awaiting their 90-days right-to-sue letter.
As the New York Post reported, employees who have joined this suit are alleging incidents of behavior easily as vile as former Fox boss Rogers Ailes’ penchant for asking female employees to ‘give me a spin’, even if not nearly as widely known.
The lawsuit against CNN claims the company’s Atlanta headquarters is rife with racism.
[Minorities] had to endure remarks such as “It’s hard to manage Black people” and “Who would be worth more: Black slaves from times past, or new slaves?,” according to a complaint by former workers Celeslie Henley and Ernest Colbert Jr. filed in Atlanta federal court.
Colbert Jr. also claims he was paid thousands less than White colleagues as a manager at the affiliated Turner Broadcasting System.
Henley says she was fired in 2014 for complaining that Black employees were being paid less than White counterparts.
As Anderson Cooper said to Kirsten Powers during a discussion on CNN in which she complained about Fox not punishing Bill O’Reilly for joking about blondes,
“I cannot imagine working in an environment where any of that was tolerated.”
Nearly can nearly 200 African American employees at CNN, apparently.