The attorney for Danny’s Downtown Cabaret in Jackson, Bill Walter, said he would ask a federal judge to reduce the award. If the judge doesn’t agree, he said he will appeal.
“Obviously, the client is disappointed in the verdict,” Walter said.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued the club several years ago, alleging that black dancers worked limited hours and were fined $25 if they missed a shift.
White strippers were allowed flexible schedules and were not fined for missing work, the commission argued.
The agency also said the manager called one black dancer a racial slur and club owners forced black women to work at another club they owned called Black Diamonds, where conditions and security were worse and dancers were paid less.
“This case shows the EEOC will sue any employer, operating any type of business, who violates federal anti-discrimination laws, especially those who will not stop discriminating even after being given repeated chances to do so,” Rucker said.
“The jury … sent a powerful message to Danny's and any employer who thinks they are above the law.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Why Facebook Blocks Conservative Content: Zuckerberg Says “I have tremendous respect for George Soros”By Manly Man — 7 months ago
Opinion | There is a reason most of our content here on the Range is never seen on Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg is threatened by any information on his platform that does not comply with his fascist-socialist leanings.
Tens of thousands of Trump supporters have simply given up and gone to a new Facebook-like platform called “Spreely” (a contraction for Speak-Freely) where they have been able to voice their concerns about the Socialist movement within the Democrat party and show their support for President Trump without the threat of being banned for simple ideological differences with Zuckerberg.
The founders of Spreely have created a wonderful “Facebook-like” experience so the transition to the platform is quick and easy.
According to The Hill:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that he was unaware that his company hired a right-leaning political consulting firm to stave off its opponents while voicing his respect for Democratic mega-donor George Soros.
Zuckerberg spoke hours after the tech giant cut ties with Definers Public Affairs, a political consulting firm that The New York Times reported Wednesday had accused Soros of funding a group of Facebook's progressive opponents.
The Facebook chief said during a conference call with reporters that he learned about Facebook's relationship with the firm through the Times report the previous day.
“I have tremendous respect for George Soros,” Zuckerberg said, adding that he would not want his company to be associated with a firm that deploys those tactics.
“This type of firm might be normal in Washington but it’s not the kind of thing that I want Facebook associated with, which is why we’re no longer going to be working with them,” Zuckerberg said during the call.A Facebook spokesperson said earlier Thursday that Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg were not aware of the company's relationship with Definers Public Affairs.
“It is wrong to suggest that we have ever asked Definers to pay for or write articles on Facebook’s behalf — or to spread misinformation,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement, adding that it was widely known that Definers did work for Facebook.
The firm once circulated a document painting Soros as the funder behind a group of progressive groups criticizing Facebook. The groups, under the umbrella Freedom From Facebook, were advocating for the breakup of the company.
While some of the groups involved receive funding from Soros, the campaign as a whole was not bankrolled by him, Axios reported.
Soros has long been a target of GOP critics as well as the subject of anti-Semitic attacks, playing a central role in far-right conspiracy theories that accuse him of manipulating the world economy, the “fake news” media and the Democratic Party as a whole.
A Definers spokesperson said in a statement to The Hill that the firm stands by its work.
“The document referenced in the Times story regarding the anti-Facebook organization's potential funding sources was entirely factual and based on public records, including public statements by one of its organizers about receiving funding from Mr. Soros' foundation,” the spokesperson said.
The intention of invoking Soros was to argue that critics like Freedom From Facebook were not grass-roots movements, according to Facebook.
Devin Nunes Gives AG Until The 15th To Expose Mueller’s Team’s Conflict Of Interest He Says Are SystemicBy Manly Man — 4 months ago
Devin Nunes Gives AG Until The 15th To Expose Mueller’s Team’s Conflict Of Interest He Says Are Systemic.
Opinion |Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes sat down for an interview with Fox News where he explained the letter that Rep. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan sent to the newly appointed Attorney General, Bill Barr.
Rep. Nunes revealed that the new AG will be responding to their requests for information on Mueller's team no later than March 15th.
“So Weissmann is the number two, he’s Mueller’s deputy. He was involved in the custody of the dossiers. In early 20016 he was given the dossier. He is someone, along with the other one mentioned there, both DOJ people, both on the Mueller team. They shouldn’t be involved in this investigation, “ Nunes stated.
He continued, “There’s clear regulations the DOJ has. You can’t be conflicted. Look did they disclose before Mueller picked them that they were involved in the custody of the dossier?… We know these two individuals were involved in the custody of important evidence, dirt from the Clinton campaign that is the basis for the entire hoax…”
These are the things that Meadows and Jordan are asking the AG for:
Nunes added, “These are not independent investigators. These are people who were in on it from the beginning… We also have information that Weissman was meeting with reporters. And this is part of this whole disinformation campaign…”
“You also had people with the Department of Justice and the FBI who were briefing reporters. What was Weissman doing talking to AP reporters? We asked those questions and never got those answers,” He said.
Watch the interview below:
Just When You Think She Can’t Say Anything Dumber, Ocasio-Cortez Opens Her Mouth & Says: We Need To Abolish DHS & ICE Because “We Are A Nation Of Laws”By Manly Man — 5 months ago
Opinion| Just when you thought it was impossible for AOC for make a bigger ass of herself … she does something like this and toooooootaly redeems herself!
While speaking at an event hosted by Soros funded, Moveon.org, AOC made conservatives across the nation cringe and laugh, while making the radical left cheer… Just wait until you hear why, according to her, we must abolish DHS and ICE … You can not make this stuff up!
Breitbart reported: “Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) called for an end to funding the Department of Homeland Security during a MoveOn.org event Thursday.
Ocasio-Cortez took to the microphone to fight for the rights of those immigrating here illegally.
“This is one of the most urgent moral issues and crises that we have in America right now,” Ocasio-Cortez said to a small crowd of people and reporters gathered outside of the U.S. Capitol. “This is not a political issue. Children dying in detention centers should not be a partisan concern. It should be a universal concern for every American in the United States.”
Ocasio-Cortez then insisted that President Trump was lying when he said he liked “legal immigration.”
“He said and spoke of the idea that he likes, quote-unquote, legal immigration. But that is a lie. The president does not like any form of immigration. He has been cutting down and imposing restrictions on legal forms, on the diversity visa lottery, on family unification, and so on.”
Watch the entire event:
The New York freshman then stated that President Trump wants to “continue to militarize and weaponize” the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by requesting additional funding. She also stated that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen “has no idea when she goes in front of a hearing how many children are dying in her own care, under her own watch.”
“We’re here to say that an agency like ICE, which repeatedly and systematically violates human rights, does not deserve a dime,” Ocasio-Cortez stated.
Ocasio-Cortez, who has received widespread attention for her proposal to impose a 70 percent tax rate on the wealthy to fund her climate change plan called the “Green New Deal,” also claimed that ICE should not receive funding for its “radical agenda” until it decides to “embrace immigrants.”
“I will not give one dollar to a secretary who does not care about her life and does not care to investigate a child’s death,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I will not give one dollar to black box detention facilities that think that some people in this country are deserving of constitutional protections and others are not.”
Ocasio-Cortez, whom a Getty Images photographer captured crying, then made her case for those immigrating here illegally and pointed out that we are a nation of laws:
“We are a nation and land of laws. Not just some people are subject to laws and others are not,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed. “When we are a land of laws, what that means is that every person that steps foot on this soil deserves the consideration of due process. They deserve the protections. They deserve to have access to our Bill of Rights. That’s what makes this nation special.” Read the rest at Breitbart.com
I have learned my lesson, I will never again question the scale of the absurdity that this woman can come up with. If she were not so arrogant and confrontational I would feel badly for her.