Oregon Whites Win Discrimination Suit
Posted on: 2008-02-19 17:07:42
$1 million awarded in antiwhite discrimination case
Two former employees of the Oregon State Department of Corrections have been awarded a total of $1 million in a discrimination lawsuit that alleged antiwhite racism by a black supervisor against the pair.
A jury found that Russell Rice and Larry Lytle, both white, had faced racial discrimination and retribution for whistleblowing when they alleged that black superintendent Frank Thompson favored fellow blacks at the expense of qualified whites. All three were employed at the Santiam Correctional Institution, where both white men had routinely earned favorable performance ratings.
According to the suit, Thompson was behind the retaliatory firing of the pair in 2004.
After a day of deliberations following a week's trial the jury awarded Rice $350,000 in economic damages and $250,000 worth of punitive damages. Lytle won $150,000 in economic damages and $250,000 in punitive damages.
The Oregon DOC is considering an appeal.
Rice went on to serve in the Iraq war, and now works at the Pentagon. Lytle now works at a different prison.
Similar lawsuits are increasingly common as growing numbers of whites find the courage to complain about what many feel are incompetent affirmative action appointees who abuse their powers and display general incompetence. As usual, the taxpayer has to pay for such political correctness at all points.