US Open Linked to Racist Emails, Security Company Reportedly Doesn’t Want to Hire Blacks [Details]
Rucuss staffSeptember 18, 2013
A New York resident is suing the company that provides security to the US Open tennis tournament after leaked emails showed the company’s VP for special events making racist remarks about potential employees.
Scott Dennison sent several emails to a co-worker at Contemporary Services Corp. in which expressed that he didn’t want that many African-Americans working events. He repeatedly used the N-word in his emails.
The New York Post reports:
“No African Americans please only limited quantities that have brains and can actually do a day’s work,” Dennison wrote on Oct. 1, 2009, in reference to recruiting potential employees for the prestigious tennis tourney, whose women’s title was won by top-ranked Serena Williams this month.
In another vicious email, Dennison discussed sending a “world renowned” German-shepherd trainer to Boston to check out a dog to replace one that had died.
“If he likes what he sees he will fly the Dog to Denver. There he will do a great deal of bite work, off leash training and some n—-r eating exercises,” he wrote on July 14, 2011.
Dennison, of Scottsdale, Ariz., also disparaged President Obama and the Rev. Al Sharpton in a July 22, 2010, e-mail regarding a Craigslist posting for security jobs at the Flushing Meadows grand slam event, offering a mock testimonial by a former black employee, Sean Felder, 45, of Harlem.
“Yu sez brothurz, Mr. Gon allows the black man to be superior we run the place cuz we needs the money and Obama and Rev Sharpton allowed us to mix with the White Crackers at this event,” he wrote. “Come on down we can cheat, steal, eat food and sleep. Just like our new govt allows us to do, to get back at the white man for Slavery.”
Fielder is suing CSC in Manhattan federal court, alleging racial discrimination and retaliation. Dennison refused to comment on the matter.
Photos via Stackpile.com and USA Today
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