Race Matters: Black Missouri Employee Receives Drawing Of Man Hanging From A Tree And Racial Slurs Painted On His Car Following Zimmerman Verdict

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Black Missouri Man Taunted With Racism At His Workplace

A Missouri man is putting the prejudice actions of his annonymous peers on blast after receiving blatant racist taunting at his workplace following the acquittal of child murdered George Zimmerman.

via Huffington Post

A Missouri man is leveling allegations against an Ohio-based customer service company, claiming he’s dealing with persistent and explicit acts of racism in the workplace. And now, he’s coming forward with the photos to help his case.

DeAndre Martin, who works for Convergys in Arnold, Mo., told St. Louis Fox affiliate KTVI that harassing images began appearing on July 11, when he allegedly received a crude drawing depicting a man hanging from a tree at his desk.

Then, on July 15, Martin clocked out and went to his car in the company parking lot, only to find the “n-word,” he said, and an image of a noose spray-painted on his car:

“You see the N-word and then a big picture of a noose, and that’s a big deal to me,” Martin told the station. “The first time never should have happened, and the second time was over the top. It’s always like a shock and awe but then suddenly anger sets in.”

Martin said he brought the images to the attention of Convergys management. In a statement to KTVI, the company said it is taking the matter seriously, and that it is under investigation. According to the Convergys website, the company “values individual differences” and seeks to “[foster] mutual respect and communication” throughout its workforce.

Martin said that the harassment was particularly disappointing in light of “current world events,” possibly alluding to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. “What perfect timing,” Martin observed.

People who agreed with this verdict are actually mad and think they have reason for rage?? GTFOH.

Photo Credit: KTVI

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