Black Hospital Employees Taunted By White Co-Workers With Nooses And Racist Comments
Two black orderlies employed by North Shore University Hospital in New York are speaking out and heading to court over the racist taunting they face from their white co-workers.
via NY Daily News
An anesthesiologist and a surgical technician at North Shore University Hospital terrorized black orderlies with nooses and racial epithets, a bombshell lawsuit charges.
“Where I work, there are a lot of educated people with an immature way of behaving,” said Elijah Crawford, who filed the discrimination suit in Brooklyn Federal Court with Ishmael Cox.
“When I see a noose, it’s a statement of racial hate,” Crawford, 43, told the Daily News Tuesday. “It’s a threat. It’s a sign of terrorism.”
The technician, Mario Nistico, admitted hanging a noose from a light fixture in an operating room in the summer of 2011 and affixing a second noose to his locker a year later.
Dr. Charles Militana allegedly made crude sexual remarks to Crawford about the size of his genitals and disparaged President Obama because he is black, according to the suit.
“How can Obama be smart? He is black,” Militana reportedly said, according to the suit.
The Manhassett, L.I., hospital did not report the noose incidents to the Nassau County Police Department and conducted an in-house investigation that resulted in “half-hearted apologies” from Nistico and Militana, both 59, the suit states.
Hopefully these idiots faces consequences for their carelessly racist antics.