A 100% serious question

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  1. GiovaniMarcon

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    One of my office mates got written up last week because he made a "culturally insensitive" remark at a meeting, and it made one of the higher level executives butt-hurt.

    The gist of what went on was that our investment firm (I work in the public relations/advertising dept. now) was trying to think of more ways to attract minority investors in a stagnant economy (business is really down right now), and one of the ways proposed was to create more aggressive advertising material (magazine ads, billboards, etc.) showcasing Black and Latino families. Most of the ideas both verbal and ad-prototype centered around showing the Black and Latino families living like stereotypical, White suburbanites.

    My coworker pointed out that people don't invest money because a company racially panders to them, but if they've got money in the first place -- and that people with money might invest it regardless of their race.

    He stopped there.

    The executive who wrote him up (an incompetent half black/white lady whom I suspect is an affirmative action hire) took it upon herself to say something like, "So what are you saying? We need to show single moms living in studio apartments with crack babies and gangster tattooed boyfriends?"

    Suddenly many of the people at the meeting decided that it was the first guy who came up with this outrageous assumption, and he didn't say anything more throughout the meeting. He got "counseled" the next day and was written up, so he tells me.

    He resigned a day later because he suddenly got this rep around the office of being a White supremacist.

    He's a wealthy, older-but-still-young guy (about 50) so I think he quit fast because he doesn't even really need the job.

    A lot of people in the office don't want to even try to be creative on advertising projects because they're scared of crap like this.

    Question.

    COULD HE HAVE SUED?

    I feel like he got ran out of the office unfairly.
     
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  3. C Darwin

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    the question really is...

    should he sue?
     
  4. space hillbilly

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    I would try it! he could say that they were try to push him out because he's past his prime! I would try posting this on stormfront.. Edited by: lost
     
  5. DixieDestroyer

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    I'm not sure what legal grounds he'd have, but he'd (obviously) need solid legal counsel. He certain got the full cultural Marxist treatment from those vermin. I'm sure the mongrel "exec" got a free pass up the ladder due to AA/quotas...or else she'd be clankin' pots & pans (as she should be). Your co-worker has some stones to be so truthful, as this type of "treatment" is so prevalent in today's neutered, weak-minded corporate world & society (at large).
     
  6. Menelik

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    The real question is will he win. Based on what you have written I would say no. He shouldn't have resigned.
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    He has no case after quitting the next day. If he had been harassed and made miserable for an extended period of time (in ways that could be verified through documents and witness testimony) and then felt as if he had no choice but to resign, possibly but still highly unlikely.


    And when aren't black and hispanic families shown living like White suburbanites? That's been a staple of advertising for a long time. The only issue should have been how much more to ratchet it up over what was likely already a disproportionate amount of minorities featured in the company's ads, especially blacks.
     
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    I just saw an ad for Bod spray and they have the black guy beig fawned over by the white woman again. I am sick of this. This is so pathetic.It's always black male-white female, almost never the reverse.
    Stop trying to brainwash white women.
     
  9. GiovaniMarcon

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    Thanks for the replies, gents.

    I see now he probably didn't have a right to sue, though it's true that those who mistreated him at work were really pulling d**khead moves.

    Our department head actually tried to call him to see if he could get the guy back on the team, but my former coworker gave him the big F-U.

    There's lots of iffy decion-making at our company. Our CEO was even telling all employees via company-wide email to expect a significant salary reduction in 2010 as a result of the poor economy, but most of the top chiefs still got seven figure salaries. I guess this is their reward for running the company into the ground.
     

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