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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:25 AM

GM offers $25,000 reward for information on nooses and 'whites-only' signs at Ohio plant


By Amir Vera and Janet DiGiacomo, CNN

Updated 7:02 PM ET, Fri February 8, 2019

(CNN)General Motors is offering a $25,000 reward for information about nooses and "whites-only" signs being hung at its plant in Toledo, Ohio.

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said in a letter Wednesday the company is investigating the claims by nine black employees, who filed a lawsuit against Toledo Powertrain, where components are made for various Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.

"I believe we have a mutual interest to use this as an opportunity to let your employees, as well as, our residents and visitors, know that we are committed to a diverse, inclusive and welcoming work environment," the mayor said in his letter to GM.

CNN published a scathing report in January about the culture at the Toledo plant through interviews with two men who worked there, Marcus Boyd and Derrick Brooks.
Boyd said the N-word was a regular part of life at the plant. Brooks said he found a noose hanging in the area where he worked. As the only black employee in that space on his shift, he believed it was meant to intimidate him. In total, five nooses were found and reported to GM, according to the lawsuit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:45 AM

1. You just know

That if they ever catch these hateful racists who did this, they’ll say it was “just a joke” and that these black employees are being “ too sensitive “ .

I hope they do catch them and fire their asses. This is totally unacceptable.

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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:46 AM

2. Kick

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