Central Islip, Freeport, Long Island, New York had a black mayor. He appointed a Hispanic as police chief. A white Police Lieutenant sued the village for racial discrimination and won. In addition the village was charged $200,000 in punitive damages. (HERE).
The attorney for the Lieutenant said: “I think that this is a wake up call for all employers, everybody is protected under the U.S.’s anti-discrimination law,”
The Village plans to appeal because they claim there was no discrimination against the Lieutenant.
Most people have never even read the Civil Rights Acts let alone followed the discrimination and immigration laws. America’s Civil Rights Laws were passed to prohibit discrimination by native born white people. That type of discrimination has been extended to prohibit discrimination by white heterosexual married Christian males born in the United States. Racism laws are designed to eliminate racial discrimination by white people. Sexual discrimination laws are designed to eliminate sexual discrimination by men.
Reverse discrimination while not encouraged by the Civil Rights and Equal Protection laws is not protected by the Civil Rights Laws, case law, or the Constitutions.
“We like to believe there is an equal playing field. In fact, there isn’t,” said Parker of the ACLU. “In this country, whites are still advantaged in many ways. You can say we shouldn’t take race into consideration, but that just continues the advantage.” (HERE),
The deep divide over who needs help – and at what price – mirrors the equally deep racial divisions that still exist, Parker said.
“Clearly there have been changes. We have a black president. But if I were to go into any office on Wall Street, I think it would be hard to deny that white people aren’t getting jobs. You wouldn’t see a lot of black people and women,” he said.
It’s been predicted the Lieutenant’s verdict will be reversed on appeal and the Lieutenant most likely will be required to pay for the costs of the Village of Freeport.