Coach under fire for racist ‘future welfare recipient’ comment – Source: Rivals High Yahoo Sports

A Kansas City area basketball coach has been placed on administrative leave after being caught making wildly insensitive remarks on a cell phone video, with the student involved subsequently filing a racial harassment complaint against the coach.

As reported by the Kansas City Star and KCTV News, among other outlets, Marcus Williams Sr. and his son, Marcus Williams Jr., filed a racial harassment suit against the Winnetonka School District after Winnetonka (Mo.) High basketball coach Derek Howard called the younger Williams a "future welfare recipient" while the student was posing for a picture in a school hallway, then repeated the comments while Williams filmed him on his cell phone. (Read more)

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Sears employee wins $5.2 million jury award for racial harassment – Source: Sacramento City News

At first, Medro Johnson tried to shrug it off.

The African American employee of Sears Home Improvement Products in Natomas was at an August 2008 company barbecue with his family, court records say. A co-worker walked up and blurted a racial slur, issued with a "slave dialect." (Read more)

Response: And some folks do not think racial harassment is alive and well today. Some are acting out simply because they don’t like “Our” President. So many folks have got this type of treatment just because we have a black President. I am glad this man pushed the issue and made them pay. Curmilus Dancy II – DCN Publisher