Friday, July 07, 2006

Double Standard

Commissioner May Have Violated City Harassment Policy

Lynum lead the vote for the city's harassment policy for employees, which prohibits comments that denigrate or show aversion toward someone because of color or race which create an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.

What she did, short story:

The controversy centers on Lynum, who referred to a police officer as a "white boy." The officer had pulled over Lynum's son for a traffic violation. So far, the commissioner has refused to apologize to the officer or to the union and defends her comments.

In her world, minorities can say anything they want, it is not possible for them to be prejudiced against "white boys" by definition.

The policy protects Commissioner Lynum from harassment, but doesn't mandate that she follow it.

PC540 has the example of racial profiling by Orlando police that they came up with.

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