"Whites Only" bathroom persists in Alabama
September 13, 2005 |
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But this outrageous bit of news from Talk Left should remind him, and anyone else out there, that blatant racism is alive and well in the United States:
A lawsuit filed today alleges that Tyson Foods, Inc. is responsible for maintaining a segregated bathroom and break room, reminiscent of the Jim Crow era, in its Ashland, Alabama chicken processing plant. Twelve African-American employees filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, alleging that a â€œWhites Onlyâ€ sign and a padlock denied them access to a bathroom in the Ashland plant. The complaint states that numerous white employees had keys to the bathroom that were not provided to African-American workers.