…is still a SLAVE-CATCHER.  There is no hope for Clarence Thomas, NONE, I tell ya.  And his being a member of the SCOTUS makes me curse the day George Bush set eyes on this fool to replace Thurgood Marshall, especially after today’s ruling on employment tests:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

The ruling could alter employment practices nationwide and make it harder to prove discrimination when there is no evidence it was intentional.

For those of you who don’t like me to use the term “slave-catcher” or “House Negro” when I refer to those of color who would just as soon shoot us in the foot as opposed to helping us, I’d like to know why you find the terms so offensive when they accurately portray those in our midst who point the slave catchers in our direction to save their own asses; never realizing that once they get all the Field Negroes, they will turn their attention to the House Negroes still standing.

I’m more than a lil’ sensitive about this ruling, because how many incompetents get high positions and make life miserable for the more competent employees because they could pass a damned employment test?  And it’s not like the court didn’t have any legal precedent – those Mofos conveniently forgot about Griggs vs. Duke Power Company, which kinda put paid to employment tests that were designed to keep POCs out of the upper eschelon.

But the reason I’m sensitive to this case is not because of the employment test – I’ve passed my share to qualify for most jobs I’ve applied for.  What I am sensistive to is the existence of House Negroes in the workplace who take individuals under their wings as mentors (usually Caucasian) and “advise” them to dog out POCs in the workplace; be it promotions, transfers, terminations or lay-offs.  That’s what has happened to me, y’all.

You see, that 29 year old white guy who used to be my boss, didn’t get it into his head to demote me without “ADVICE”.  He got that advice in the way of a sista who was my boss before he got the job.  I guess I didn’t kiss her ass enough to avoid her “mentoring” him to demote me.  At least, that’s the song he’s probably singing to the EEO folks in the Agency.

The sista threatened me with my job if I refused to tell her if I advised any employee to stand up for their rights and file a complaint if they believed they were discriminated against.  As an EEO practitioner, I am bound by law to provide advice to whomever asks for it – so what sista-girl tried to do was intimidate people from complaining about the fact she allows the white people who work for her to take two-hour lunches without docking their pay; take vacations and still have their jobs when they return, and recommending white guys over brothas who were more qualified to be promoted.

So when girlfriend and I got face to face about what I considered to be a threat, she tried to say that she wasn’t threatening me.  When the comment was repeated to the investigators, homegirl said she wasn’t threatening me; she wanted my advice on an EEO Matter that didn’t involve ME.  Again, I’m bound by EEO law, and unless I’m working in that capacity, by law, I can’t advise any management official as to how to handle a potential EEO complaint, unless I’m the official giving the advice and getting paid to do so.

Let me ask you this: when your boss says, “I hope you haven’t been advising XYZ person on EEO matters because if you have, things will go very badly for you…” how would YOU interpret the comment?

The next thing I know, the white guy demotes me, ten days after that conversation.  So, as I said, I’m more than sensitive to the SCOTUS ruling on employment discrimination, because if this ruling isn’t overturned by Congress, it will be more difficult to seek relief from employment discrimination from the Courts, and espicially with House Negro Slave Catchers aiding and abetting those with the power.


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