After months of calling Trump supporters racist, CNN has been slapped with a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit alleging racism, filed by the network’s black employees.
Odd, considering how vigorously CNN leveled those same charges before and after the election. CNN host Van Jones called the election of Trump a “whitelash” against a black president, while another CNN contributor accused Trump of “a lack of tolerance for other people.”
Former and current black employees filed a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against CNN, Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner, reports the Daily Mail.
Filed on behalf of two black employees, Celeslie Henley and Ernest Colbert, Jr., the lawsuit alleges that black employees were paid less and had fewer opportunities for promotions. “Dramatic’ differences in pay, harsher evaluations for black males and fewer available promotions are among evidence of the prejudice,” the lawsuit claims.
Lawyer Daniel Meachum explained that he uncovered the alleged discrimination when investigating a lawsuit for a different client of his, DeWayne Walker. Walker currently has a lawsuit against CNN for $50 million.
Walker’s lawsuit alleges that CNN did not promote him for 13 years because he is black, instead choosing to promote white employees. Continue Reading