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Tesla Once Again Sued For Alleged Racial Harassment After A Black Gay Ex-Employee Was Assaulted & Verbally Abused

Tesla is once again under fire for alleged racial harassment. This time, a Black gay ex-employee claims she was assaulted and verbally abused — complete with racial slurs — by a co-worker. Business Insider is reporting that Kaylen Barker — who filed her lawsuit against the company yesterday — is going after both the Elon Musk-helmed automaker and its staffing company, Staffmark. According to her suit, Tesla failed to address the racist abuse she endured every day from her fellow employees, especially after she got a promotion. She also alleges that at one point, a co-worker — whom she only identified as “Joanne” in the suit — would mutter the N-word under her breath every time Barker walked by. And when Barker brought the alleged abuse to the attention of the Human Resources department, nothing was done about it. “I was violated physically, mentally, and emotionally because I am an African American lesbian,” Barker said in a statement provided, through her attorney, to the outlet....

Yale's David Swensen Threatens to Hit Pockets of Investment Firms For Lack of Diversity

Yale’s David Swensen is not playing any games in terms of holding money managers accountable when it comes to diversity. According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) , the endowment chief let investment firms know that they will be measured by their hiring of minorities and women. Swensen has led Yale’s $32 billion endowments since 1985 and he tells WSJ that those who show little improvement can expect to see the prestigious university pull its money. The significance of this move is vital to ensuring that the company’s put their money where their mouths are when it comes to diversifying their respective workforces. At 66, Swensen is considered among the most highly regarded money managers in the world having grown Yale’s endowment from $1 billion after joining as a 31-year-old former grad student of the school. He’s credited for his development of the so-called Yale Model which is committed to private equity funds, international investments, hedge funds, and private equity funds....

Shanique Yates

Oct 27, 2020