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White dudes suing Diddy’s TV network back off ‘reverse racism’ claims

Perhaps because 'reverse racism' doesn't exist?

 

Ana Valens

IRL

Published Nov 27, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 9:54 am CDT

Back in March, five men claimed Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Revolt TV discriminated against them for being old white dudes who don’t understand hip-hop culture. As it turns out, three of those men are now backing away from such allegations.

Douglas Goodstein, Richard Wilson, Todd Baker, Jason Preziosi, and Michael Schiff sued Revolt TV in Manhattan Supreme Court earlier this year, alleging that the network treated the white men, all over the age of 39, “worse” than employees “who were younger and African American.” The five men were all working on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club at the time, serving as producers for the show.

But Goodstein, Wilson, and Schiff filed paperwork with the New York City court last week removing their allegations of a hostile work environment or workplace harassment. Goodstein and Schiff instead claim they faced “garden variety” mistreatment from the show’s executives. But an attorney representing all three still claims the men were terminated unfairly.

“[They] continue to maintain that their terminations were the result of discrimination based upon race and/or age,” attorney Justin Clark explained to the Daily News.

The producers, who formerly worked on The Howard Stern Show, particularly took offense to “guests showing up late” and “employees showing up intoxicated,” along with workers “making comments about how white people were racist against Black people.” The allegations of reverse racism have likely since been toned down because reverse racism doesn’t actually exist. It’s not racist to create a space by and for Black people, a marginalized and oppressed group, nor is it racist to point out that white people are racist against Black people.

It’s one thing if Revolt TV’s higher-ups singled-out the five men through emotional manipulation and abuse, but in this case, it sounds more like the five white men working on The Breakfast Club didn’t understand the workplace environment behind the show.

H/T Daily News

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*First Published: Nov 27, 2017, 10:03 am CST