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    LA pays fireman $2.7MM for eating dog food

    For that kind of money I'll eat the dog food he pooped afterwards!



    L.A. man claims meal given to him by colleagues was racial discrimination


    Updated: 10:41 a.m. ET Nov 9, 2006
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    LOS ANGELES - The city is paying $2.7 million to settle a lawsuit from a black firefighter who claims he suffered racial discrimination after co-workers served him spaghetti laced with dog food.

    The City Council approved the award Wednesday, 11-1.
    In his lawsuit, firefighter Tennie Pierce, 51, said after he took a bite of the meal two years ago, he noticed other firefighters laughing. He demanded to know what was in the food after a second bite but nobody answered.

    Pierce said he suffered retaliation for reporting the incident and verbal slurs, insults and derogatory remarks, including taunting by firefighters “barking like dogs (and) asking him how dog food tasted,” the lawsuit said.

    David Wellman, a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz hired by Pierce’s attorney, said the association of a black man and dog food “resonates with the deep historical roots of slavery and the corresponding dehumanization.”

    “It’s not just silly stuff. It’s racially motivated,” he said.
    As part of the settlement, the two captains involved were given one month off without pay, and a firefighter was ordered off work for three days without pay.
    “I truly hope that my case will make a difference for African-Americans in the Los Angeles Fire Department,” Pierce said in a statement.

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    Give me 2 more mils and I'll even eat Lassie.

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    What a fucking waste, it was a joke.

    You can't handle it shoot yourself.

    The fact he got 2.7 million is absurd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    What a fucking waste, it was a joke.

    You can't handle it shoot yourself.

    The fact he got 2.7 million is absurd.
    very true obviously they were worried about the race card he played

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    Give me 2 more mils and I'll even eat Lassie.
    id eat a strays dogs ass for that kind of money lol oh wait maybe not, id need to see the money first
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    Interesting...I'm sensing this guy may have pulled the race card.

    I mean, firefighters are cooked up in a building all day and probably do shit like that all the time to make things interesting. Just sounds like a harmless joke to me."Racially motivated." Fuck that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fufu View Post
    Interesting...I'm sensing this guy may have pulled the race card.

    I mean, firefighters are cooked up in a building all day and probably do shit like that all the time to make things interesting. Just sounds like a harmless joke to me."Racially motivated." Fuck that.
    When the target is a white man, it's a joke. When the target is a black man, it's racism.

    When the comment is made by a white man, it's racist. When the comment is made by a black man, he's just expressing himself.



    Yet another reason...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS View Post
    When the target is a white man, it's a joke. When the target is a black man, it's racism.

    When the comment is made by a white man, it's racist. When the comment is made by a black man, he's just expressing himself.



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    Shit like this makes me bitter.
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    Grrr... Always racism...

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    the nutty thing is, they have multiple photoes of him participating in other hazing activities.

    big deal he ate dog food. he would not survive 20 sec on fear factor. and they only get 50,000

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatCatMC View Post
    Grrr... Always racism...

    him and ronnie coleman both lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie1888 View Post
    him and ronnie coleman both lol
    98% of all black people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS View Post
    98% of all black people.
    You're black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    You're black.
    Word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    You're black.
    no hes not your black
    When you play for Celtic forget the Jersey forget the club, your playing for a people and a cause.

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