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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Manager fired after delivery driver replaced over his skin color

A store manager for a home improvement store in Virginia was fired for replacing a black driver after a customer requested that only a white driver make a delivery for her, CBS affiliate WTVR reported.

Marcus Bradley told WTVR that he was told he could not make a delivery for Lowe's last Monday because of his race.

"I got a phone call telling me to bring the delivery back. Saying that I couldn't do the delivery," Bradley said. "I asked him why I couldn't do it and he said because you're black and they don't want you at the house."

Bradley's co-worker, Alex Brooks, told WTVR that he was shocked by the call.

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40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds a little suspicious to me... split the settlement award?

Anonymous said...

No, this really happened. The Manager deserved to be fired for utter stupidity.

Anonymous said...

Feel the same way. Before I buy a car, I check who the salesmen are working and select someone I know, or someone white like me. I rather deal with someone of my own kind who knows my likes and dislikes better. There are cultural and value differences. Racist or not, it's my money, and if I'm buying a big ticket item, I rather deal with someone I know and trust.

Anonymous said...

STUPIDITY? ?? The customer is ALWAYS right and this guys will both win in court. Nothing to do with racism except the customer. Same as saying I don't want a driver because he's a screw up. Maybe she had this guy before and didn't think he was good. It happens regardless of color. The media LOVES to make stuff up.

Anonymous said...

How does it feel. I've been turned down my whole life for jobs because I'm white. Keep cheering

Anonymous said...

Yeah I feel the same. No a days black people scare me. To many riots to many black peoples hating whites. Sorry it's the truth.

Anonymous said...

Not to me. No case.

Anonymous said...

5:50 said "I rather deal with someone of my own kind who knows my likes and dislikes better"

So, you're OK with literally ANY white person because they'll know you? How does this make sense, at all? Some white people like country music. Some white people like death metal. Some white people even like rap.

How do you KNOW they'll know what you like? Maybe they liked the last movie you hated. Or they like purple and you don't. May their favorite NASCAR driver is Matt Kenseth, not Dale Jr. Or, worse yet, maybe they watch F1, not NASCAR. Might even be a European soccer fan. You don't know, do you?

When you go get blood drawn, do you wait for a white technician At the grocery store, do you only pick lines with white cashiers? If they switch cashiers while you're in line, and the new one is black, do you move lines?

I'm strangely interested in your answers. I wanna see how deep the derp goes...

Anonymous said...

They have "cried wolf" so many times, I find it hard to believe. Which is sad.

I hope it is fully investigated. If he really did have a customer who refused service from a black man, I want to see the racist exposed, interviewed and publicly shamed.

But if he did not, he should likewise be exposed as an ignorant, virulent racist, interviewed, and publicly shamed.

But it wouldn't happen.

I don't recall ever hearing about a black person being publicly excoriated for falsely accusing others of racism.

Anonymous said...

Great comment 6:10.

Anonymous said...

I do the same. I don't allow any blacks or mexicans to deliver or service anything at my house. Yes I am a racist. It's my house. Either the company accommodates me or I go else where.

Anonymous said...

6:05. Turned down for jobs your whole life? Are you positive it's just because you're white? I think people see more about you than you give them credit for.

Anonymous said...

5:05 lol so you think every white person is honest? I had a black boss who treated me like gold. I also had a white boss and he was a royal douchebag and treated all the white wine in the office like s**t. I respected my black boss because he was intelligent and fair to all his workers. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Anonymous said...

It's called affirmative action and if you don't think it exists, then YOU are black and benefiting from it. Good for you, bad for "Whitey." Everyone knows you get your special treatment and reparations, but not forever.

Oh, the times they are a changin'.

Anonymous said...

just deleted about half a dozen comments here before I realized that I'm completely speechless.

Anonymous said...

The liberal politics is working!! Creating racism that mocks our history. Even "local" wars create money and jobs. Its helping the economy to start these local wars in our cities ie Bmore. Let alone helps decide our new politions, thats what they want.. its obvious to the ones with intelligence. We have known for a while who the real racists are... its not the Caucasian.
The politicians and the Real rich are pulling the strings its a game to them. Throw a stone over there and watch the ripple effect. We will be needing extra cops, emts, nurses, doctors, street cleaners, trash associates, charities to help the poor so they can embezzel, and contractors to rebuild.... makes sense to me. ALL WARS OUT OF OUR COUNTRY ARE STARTING TO BE DELT WITH USING TECHNOLIDGY. Not making the country the same amount of money as it use too.

Anonymous said...

6:10 - if you read the article, the reporter DID talk to the customer, who confirmed she asked for a white driver and refused service from a black driver.

Anonymous said...

As an older female, I don't want a strange huge black guy in my house, I would be afraid too.

Anonymous said...

7:17
Are you trying to say affirmative action is not being used? YES people are being turned down for jobs because of their color.

Anonymous said...

7:58 PM:

I'm with you on this one.

Donna Bianca said...

If orange people are being treated with suspicion, the question is:

Are orange people more likely to be thieves, aggressive and violent?

Then it would be irrational not to be hesitant and cautious when dealing with them.

Anonymous said...

8:05 might be on to something!!

Anonymous said...

Really?

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with large crowd of blacks people scare the hell out of me. Never before until now. Very violent.

Anonymous said...

Cracker Barrel is offensive!! That is a fact.

Anonymous said...

So why didnt they fire eric holder and obama for inciting Riots.?

Anonymous said...

Good old eastern shore - racism at its finest.

Anonymous said...

Ignorance, pure ignorance. Eastern Shore bigots make me sick.

Anonymous said...

Who is going to fire them? You me? I work 60 hrs a week.

Anonymous said...

Why is it racist to say black crowds scare me?

Anonymous said...

Yup I'm positive! Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

"Well, ma'am, I'm afraid we won't be able to make the delivery and we'll refund your money ASAP." There's nothing wrong with accommodating the customer, but you have to draw the line when the customer implies that one of your employees is less than trustworthy.

Anonymous said...

Ignorance is failing to heed the obvious.

Anonymous said...

I'm for a government funded airline to transport anyone who does not love America away.Just go.We don't care where you go to,but go somewhere other than here.If there is a better place now is your chance.

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to "The customer is always right"? Aren't they in the business to sell, and please customers?

Anonymous said...

I agree. If I were a business owner, I'd do exactly that...and invite her to do business with a competitor instead.

Perrie Brown said...

We still have racism which has been a problem for years, and these same people assemble in churches nearby every Sunday with hatred in their hearts, although, on judgement day Jesus will say depart from me You worker of iniquity. You knew me not!

Anonymous said...

Why?

Anonymous said...

The manager was a friend of the driver he was trying to advoid conflict. 5 kids at home now unemployed bc the driver wanted his 15 minutes. Now what ? Hope it was worth it. Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

The manager was fired...? That's just wrong. What was he supposed to do?

If a black person said they didn't want a white man delivering to his house, do you think they'd fire the manager for apologizing and sending a black driver instead?

The driver was insulted and hurt, the manager is now unemployed. All because the customer is an asshole. This is wrong.

This is REAL racism, and the manager suffered the consequences of so-called "white privilege"...by being made the scapegoat no matter who was really at fault. Thankfully it's rare enough, that it makes the news when it does happen.