The news is out: [For some reason, white people haven’t made the correlation that racism often comes at a hefty price these days. Columbus, Ohio, learned this lesson the hard way after the city voted to settle a former officer’s discrimination suit against the Columbus Division of Police for nearly half a million dollars.
CNN reports that the Columbus City Council voted on Monday to pay Karl Shaw, a Black officer who is a 28-year veteran of the force, $475,000 due to discrimination and retaliation from a superior. The settlement, which doesn’t admit any wrongdoing on the part of the police, includes a provision that will make discriminatory retaliation a fireable offense. According to Shaw’s attorney, Fred Gittes, Shaw wouldn’t have taken the payout if the provision wasn’t included. There are currently three other discrimination lawsuits filed against the department, including one from Shaw’s former partner.]
The system discriminates even against house negroes.