Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Call someone "Buckwheat" and it can cost you a million

A lawyer who represents federal employees who have been discriminated against said the payment of $900,000 by a federal agency to an employee whose feelings were hurt by a race-tinged “Little Rascals” reference appears “monstrously excessive” based on past precedent.

He said it could have been designed to prevent a wider, public investigation that would have exposed more serious misconduct at Ginnie Mae, the mortgage agency within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Ginnie Mae Chief Operating Officer Mary Kinney once called a black employee “Buckwheat,” a minstrel-like character from the 1930s films. A subordinate later authorized the nearly $1 million taxpayer lump sum payment last year to secure a promise from the offended woman that she wouldn’t file a public lawsuit.



Anonymous said...

Payment because someone got their feelings hurt is ridiculous !

Bird of Paradise said...

Oh just becuase some whining little snowflake got their feelings hurt its going to cost someone? These darn lawyers we need a limit on the numbers of slimey bottom dwelling muck suckers and the lawfirms of SCOUNDREL,CAD & FIEND

Anonymous said...

This happened under the great zero's regime and they would pay anything to not have one of his picks outed as racist.


Anonymous said...

I can't understand the grievance payment. Was it done by a jury or an activist judge, or was it done in house through lawyers associated with Ginnie Mae? How does a subordinate in the company manage to authorize a $1 million payment without the board of directors approval? Something stinks about the whole issue. Trump should shed all affordable housing entities from the federal level and offer them to the states or dissolve them completely. The damage Freddy Mac and Fanny Mae did to the world economy should be legislated never to be allowed again.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Liberal losers ban any word that might by consited offfensive by a narrow minded group of fools