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Old 06-04-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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I hope this is an isolated incident. As much as we have banged on white people for affirmative action - this is ridiculous.

'Whites need not apply' at D.C. labor board?

Ondray Harris, the African-American executive director of the Public Employee Relations Board of the District of Columbia, stepped down last week.

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Harris claimed in his letter that two members of the board, Don Wasserman and Ann Hoffman, complained over his hiring of a white female, Erin Wilcox, because they perceived her "as being conservative or politically right-of-center."

According to Harris, at a meeting on Nov. 8, 2012, Hoffman declared that "somebody with a resume like hers doesn't belong here" and "should never work here."

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In fact, Wasserman told Harris to "refrain from hiring white men" in the future to fill open attorney slots, according to Harris.

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At another executive session of the board, Harris claimed, when he informed the board that he would be losing the services of Ms. Wilcox for several months because she was pregnant, Wasserman commented, "good, maybe we can get rid of her that way."

When Harris hired another white male, board members were "hypercritical" of that new employee. And Harris said he was highly offended by other remarks made by Hoffman such as the claim that "the military is full of people belonging to white supremacist groups."
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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This is nothing new, just walk into an EEOC office.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Someone's upset about getting a taste of their own medicine.
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