Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Black MTA token clerk discriminates on MLK DAY!

I guess for some Martin Luther King Day is the day to hate the white man. At least that's what this black token clerk seemed to think (photo left). The story goes as follows:

Anthony Sutherland, 33, who is white, says the workers, who were black, refused to serve him. He says he was standing at the token booth at the Nereid station on the 1 and 2 subway lines for nearly ten minutes.Sutherland says he approached the booth at 8am Friday morning and noticed "Black Power!" written on a dry-erase board behind the ticket agents.After he asked them to erase the sign because -he says- it offended him, they mocked and mimicked him and laughed.After several minutes, Sutherland says they did finally issue him a MetroCard. After he began walking away, Sutherland decided to snap some pictures of the sign with his cell phone camera. It was then, he says, the agents turned off the booth lights, and yelled "no pictures. But he managed to get some clear shots.He says he called 911 immediately after the incident, and after a few transfers, he reached an MTA supervisor. Sutherland says the supervisor only started to take him seriously after learning about the photos. He sent them to the supervisor and was told immediate action would be taken.Sutherland says, considering that he's white and the two agents are black, there is no doubt in his mind that this was a case of racial discrimination.Sutherland is an account executive for a lawyers group. Photos are a real motivator aren't they?

4 comments:

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

ick. definitely not what MLK stood for.

Jewish Blogmeister said...

steg:My thoughts exactly

Anonymous said...

Much ado about nothing. Who cares if anybody writes "Black Power" or "Jewish Power" or "WHatever Power". Seems to me that mr. Anthony Sutherland is just a bit too nosey. He should mind his own business and get on the damn train. He probably also complained that he was late to work because of this. There was a time in this city when guy like this SUtherland would get a swift kick in the butt and a see ya later from people. We have become a city of whinners. Or is that weinners?

Jewish Blogmeister said...

PaulP:Well if the shoe was on the other foot you would have the UCLA after that guy so fast his head would be spinning.