Thursday, July 17, 2014

Baltimore Sun - Baltimore discrimination lawsuit claims Saudi royals requested non-black drivers

This does beg the question: will The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), put out a statement condemning this?

The Baltimore Sun:

Four former drivers for Baltimore-based ZBest Limousine have filed a federal lawsuit alleging the company and an international hotel chain discriminated against them by acquiescing to a staffing request from members of the Saudi royal family.

The four African-American men contend in the lawsuit filed July 10 that the Saudis were staying for an extended period of time at the InterContinental Harbor Court Baltimore in 2011 when the hotel's parent company at the time, International Hotels Group, contracted ZBest to provide transportation for the family.

The "lucrative, long-term" contract, the lawsuit alleged, came with the condition, requested by the Saudis, that their drivers not be black — resulting in a "reduction in work and compensation" for the men when they were excluded.,0,3423012.story

Apparently the Arab world is awash with racism towards black people:

Confronting anti-black racism in the Arab world

The Arab slave trade is a fact of history, and anti-black racism in the region is something that must be