Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Affidavit about Doug Anderson: Whites need not apply

An exhibit recently filed in Ricky Moore vs. Hinds County Board of Supervisors claims Supervisor Doug Anderson made racist statements concerning the denial of Mr. Moore’s application for the position of the Director of Emergency Operations Center. Mr. Moore filed suit after the board hired Jimmie Lewis to replace a retiring Larry Fisher in 2009. The plaintiff was employed as Assistant Director of Emergency Management for twenty years by Hinds County. Mr. Lewis was the director of the Permits & Zoning Department and had a Master’s in Physical Education. Mr. Lewis is black. Mr. Moore is white. Mr. Moore claimed he was denied the position due to his race.

Mr. Moore submitted a sworn affidavit by Rosalind Longino. Ms. Longino has served with EOC since 1976 and is currently the Deputy Director. She claimed Doug Anderson “remarked to me that Ricky J. Moore would not likely be hired for the position of Director because of his membership in the Caucasian (White) race. Mr. Anderson plainly stated ‘how would you feel if Ricky were to get the job as Director.” Ms. Longino replied “it would be favorable because he was the proper person for the position.” The affidavit states Mr. Anderson replied “We are a majority Black board- do you really believe that we aren’t going to put a Black in the position of Director?”

Doug Anderson made the motion to hire Jimmie Lewis. This is not the first time Mr. Anderson would have made such statements if true as earlier this year the long-time supervisor told WJTV he did not want more white voters in his district.

The exhibits posted below contain the transcripts, affidavits, and professional histories of Mr. Moore and Mr. Lewis. Dale Danks represents Ricky Moore. Mr. Moore resigned shortly after his application was rejected. He filed suit on June 17, 2010 after the EEOC gave him permission to do so. Mr. Moore claims Mr. Lewis is unqualified for the position.

The Supervisors hired Charles Graham, the brother of Robert Graham, to replace Mr. Moore. Jimmie Lewis later fired Charles Graham. Mr. Graham currently has a lawsuit in federal court alleging discrimination by the county based upon his age. Mr. Graham is black. Mr. Moore also submitted a transcript of a conversation between Mr. Graham and EOC Director Jimmie Lewis regarding the hiring of his brother. The transcript is posted below (page 8) and discusses where Mr. Lewis can interview Charles Graham away from scrutiny. There is one little interesting aside where they discuss how to avoid giving any information to the Jackson Free Press.








18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well now! It is obvious that "whites need not apply" in any arena where TAX PAYER $$$$ covers the payroll in Jackson or Hinds County...Here is a challenge for you..go to the water dept., justice court, city hall, police dept., fire stations, tax collector office... heck, you pick one and count the number of white faces you see.....

Anonymous said...

From the First Document 46-3...

Page 9

Graham's use of MLK is disgusting. Pure and simple.

Anonymous said...

I am SHOCKED !!!
Shocked, I tell you, to hear that discrimination is rampant at the Hinds County BOS. SHOCKING.

Anonymous said...

Leave. While. You. Can.

Please move our offices to Rankin County!

Anonymous said...

Is anyone surprised? Seriously. The only thing about this story that would shock me is if Anderson is actually forced to resign the way a white man/woman would have to if the races were reversed.

Racism is only the unforgivable sin if perpetrated by white folks. Minorities have a license to practice racism, all the way up to the USAG and the POTUS.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:39 A. M. E. N.

I picked up my wife and belongings and left a great home in Clinton just to get out of Hinds Co.

I love Clinton, but Hinds Co. isn't worth the risk.

Just. Leave.

Anonymous said...

no problem, just call in the DOJ and ask them to investigate ongoing reverse discrimination. what could possibly go wrong?

Anonymous said...

Whites need not spend their sales tax dollars in Hinds either.

I feel for the poor people in Clinton. They remind me of the citizens of West Berlin during the 50's. Maybe we can organize a Clinton airlift.

Fast Eddy said...

I find it funny how "Caucasians" are notoriously coined as "Racist" but when the "African descendants" practice "Racism", nothing is said. Not a peep. A good example of this occured just last week with one of the leaders of the CBC calling Tea-party elected officials racist. When will this crap stop?!? I agree with the other comment that stated, "Just call in the DOJ and ask them to investigate ongoing reverse discrimination. Wait. I just remembered the Black Panther Party fiasco. Never mind.

Anonymous said...

Get the hell out of Hinds County. $140+ per sf is a lot in Madison County especially in this market but to rid yourself of this racist ignorant disaster called Jackson and soon Hinds county is simply priceless.

If Only We Could Get That Damn New Arena said...

Way to go Jackson and Hinds!

A store clerk shot in a Monday dispute over $3 has died, said Jackson Police spokeswoman Colendula Green.

Jackson store clerk dies day after shooting

Shadowfax said...

"Large and in charge" was the mantra during the movement to overtake the gubment of Hinds and Jackson. Now it's being realized. Won't do any good at all to bitch about it.

Curt Crowley said...

I know this isn't the main idea of the post, but I think Peggy Calhoun deserves a great deal of credit for her honesty in informing Mr. Moore of what happened. Credit is also due because she had the decency to pick up the phone and personally express her regret at how the situation developed.

For the past 18 mos. or so it appears that its been Ms. Calhoun vs. the retard super-majority of Graham, Anderson and Smith. I hope she stays in the fight.

Anonymous said...

KF have you picked up the whiff that Stowers is bending Lumumba's ear to get Airwave a piece of the maintenance business Motorola has with the city?

Anonymous said...

Wonder is race was an issue when the great BOS laid off employees in Sept 2009?? How many whites got rehired?? How many blacks??? Oh know did I just go there??

Shadowfax said...

Laying off a disproportionately high number of minorities (absent clear and convincing rationale) will bring the EEOC sniffing faster than poop runs through a goose. Laying off a disproportionately high number of whites (whether reasoned or not) is no cause for concern.

Hiring soon after a layoff, same thing.

Anonymous said...

"An Affirmative Action Plan ("AAP")will be an intrical part of the employment process." Hind County Employment Plan, subpart 2.03(A).

Sounds like it already is.

Anonymous said...

The CL reports he is now in an ICU

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