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Pushback: Class action discrimination lawsuit filed against Gannett newspaper

The Gannett logo abandoned in 2011
This Gannett logo was abandoned in 2011, for
one that eliminated any mention of equal employment.
We now know why.

“Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!” In what is certainly going to the beginning of a wave of lawsuits, five current and former Gannett employees, all white, have filed a class action lawsuit against the company, claiming its quota policies instituted in 2020 following the death of George Floyd are racist and discriminatory, favoring minorities over whites simply because of their race.

In the lawsuit, plaintiff Steven Bradley says he was fired from a management job at the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper in Rochester, New York, and then passed over for a different position with Gannett because he is white. Bradley in April filed a similar lawsuit against Gannett in New York state court. The status of that case was unclear.

Another plaintiff, Logan Barry, says he was in line for promotion to a leadership position at the Progress-Index in Petersburg, Virginia. After Gannett acquired the newspaper in 2019, the job went to a Black woman with fewer qualifications, according to the lawsuit.

The plaintiffs accused Gannett of violating a federal law prohibiting race discrimination in contracts. They are seeking to require Gannett to eliminate the 2020 policy, along with lost pay and benefits and other money damages.

The article at the link lists a number of other similar lawsuits against Starbucks Corp, Target Corp, and Progressive Insurance, as well as a number of law firms. This list however is only a small sampling. Many of my past blacklist columns (For some examples, go here, here, here, and here) described similar illegal anti-white discrimination policies at other corporations, such as Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Cigna, and the investment firm State Street Global Advisor.

All will soon face similar lawsuits, as their policies blatantly violate numerous civil rights acts as well as the 14th amendment to the Constitution. Sooner or later some white employee hurt by these bigoted policies at each of these companies is going to sue, and win big.

Why has this become suddenly so difficult? Since the 1960s and for almost three-quarters of a century it was obvious that you never considered race, religion, or ethnicity in hiring or promotions. Not only was it recognized as illegal, it was also considered morally wrong. To put race first was to make yourself a bigot no different than a KKK Wizard, and no one wanted to be painted with that comparison.

Suddenly since 2020 however that standard vanished, in an instant. Suddenly, the only right thing to do was to install a new set of Jim Crow laws, this time designed to put whites at the back of the bus. Within only a short time corporations and universities nationwide were installing such policies, while quickly blacklisting any employee who challenged them.

The laws outlawing such bigotry and discrimination however were not changed. Thus, every single one of these corporations and universities now face serious liabilities for the harm they have done for violating those laws. Why no one in their legal departments ever told them they were flagrantly breaking well-established law while also exposing themselves to a lot of bad publicity utterly baffles me. This is not rocket science. It is plain language and has been long standing law and tradition.

These companies are all going to pay, and pay big. And they will be punished because they decided, for stupid reasons based on brainless good intentions, to stand proud in support of racial bigotry.

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  • All of these actions are in Reaction to the blatant racist policy changes made in order to pander to the radical Left and their “restorative justice” in America agenda. And in the long term these lawsuits will be won by those who have been blatantly discriminated against.

    What has to strategically change is the Reaction must turn into preemptive, proactive Action.

    There is a difference.

    Wars are not won in the reaction mode because you are always behind the curve and never ahead.

  • D3F1ANT

    My gosh have the Democrats ever destroyed Rochester, NY. It was a beautiful city. Now it isn’t safe to walk the streets.

  • Luke

    Uh, substantial to massive affirmative action in favor of blacks, Hispanics, women, homosexuals, and Muslims has been widely in effect for decades in government, academia, the legal system/legal industry, the media, the medical and other therapeutic areas, and the corporate world. You should keep up better.

    Good starting points: “The Woman Racket” by Steve Moxon. The online article “Home Economics” by Roger Devlin. “The Garbage Generation” by Daniel Amneus

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