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Washington Post Accused Of Pushing-Out Black Employees

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The Washington Post is being accused of forcing out Black and Latino employees by one it’s own writers.

Fredrick Kunkle, co-chair of the Newspaper Guild unit at the Post, wrote in a memo Monday, “The Washington Post has pushed out — or is trying to push out — at least thirteen people through layoffs, coerced buyouts or outright dismissal on dubious charges,”

“What’s more troubling is that more than half of those employees are African-Americans or Latinos,” Kunkle wrote.

The script goes like this: an employee is summoned to a meeting where she hears that ‘the bar has been raised.’ She is told her work does not meet this supposed new standard. She is handed an envelope with a buyout offer and given a deadline to surrender her job or face disciplinary action because of her allegedly poor performance. She is reminded that disciplinary action progresses from warnings to suspensions and termination.

Read more at TheRoot.com

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