GEORGIA: These are the words one lawmaker was caught using in connection with a racial discrimination lawsuit that cost Georgia taxpayers 1.18 million dollars. The employee claimed he was discriminated against because he was passed over for a promotion based on his race and gender. An African American female had held the position he sought. During the trial, the former county commissioner admitted calling employees “black marbles” and “white marbles.”
A jury awarded the employee $300,000 last year to cover the cost of losing his position, his pension and five years of future pay since he was five years away from retirement.
The success of this lawsuit is clear and convincing evidence that this lawmaker failed her constituents. The real question is when will taxpayers stop paying for it?
Tell me what you think about your tax dollars being spent to support the ill-advised practices of your lawmakers.