LAWSUIT: Nooses Hung On Pipes And Racial Slurs Written On Bathroom Walls At Sunoco Refinery

DAILY NEWS: Among the harassment alleged is that white employees hung nooses on pipe racks around the refinery and on the rear view mirror of the truck one of the plaintiffs used. Along with the nooses, the suit claims racial slurs were written daily on bathroom and port-a-potty walls including “whites only, no n – – – – – – allowed” and “all n – – – – – – should go back into slavery.” The plaintiffs, who performed various jobs around the refinery including janitorial work and general labor, were forced to clean and paint over the slurs, according to their attorney, Kevin Lovitz. “You are being made to clean up what is the most heinous racial conduct you could imagine – against yourself!” Lovitz said. “And they couldn’t stop it.” He said the harassment mostly occurred in 2008 and 2009 and coincided with President Obama’s campaign and election, which he said provoked negativity among the refinery’s white workers. MORE

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