Jury Awards County Staffer $300,000 for Race, Sex Discrimination

Greg Land, Daily Report, August 31, 2012

A federal jury said Fulton County should pay $300,000 to a white man who claimed he suffered race and gender discrimination when Fulton authorities chose an African-American woman over him for a job.

Parks Chesin & Walbert partner Andrew Coffman, who represented plaintiff Douglas Carl, said the $300,000 award may represent only a portion of the total damages. Coffman said the court must still determine whether Carl, 50, is entitled to compensation for future wages he would have earned, additional pension benefits and attorney fees.

A key issue in the case was the role of Fulton County Commissioner Emma Darnell.

Coffman said his client, the interim director of the Department of Human Services, had been deemed the best candidate for the permanent job until Darnell insisted that the post be given to an African-American woman.

“There’s no question that she was driving it,” said Coffman. He noted that the former head of the department testified that another county official, Deputy Manager Keith Chadwell, had said Darnell complained that there were “too many white boys” in the department.

In response to requests for comment from both Darnell and the county, Fulton County Attorney David Ware issued a statement denying that Carl had been a victim of discrimination and that Darnell had been involved.

“The undisputed facts in the record established that Mr. Carl was not denied the promotion due to his race or gender but instead due to the fact that the candidate who was hired was superior in qualifications and Mr. Carl completely blew the [job] interview,” said Ware’s statement. “The only reason Mr. Carl alleges that race played a part in the selection process is because the person chosen happened to be an African American female. Mr. Carl was incredulous that a Black woman would be chosen over him and thus decided to accuse the County of a race-based decision.”

As to Darnell’s alleged involvement, said Ware, “Not a single witness testified to hearing Commissioner Darnell make the statements falsely attributed to her. Commissioner Darnell in fact denied making such statements.”


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  • Michael C. Scott

    This judgement is really just a fluke.  Affirmative Acction is still the law of the land, and what it means is institutionalized incompetence.

  • Ulick

    “A black woman accused of rigging the hiring process in favor of another black woman.”

    Blacks don’t really care about racism and discrimination in general.  They care about racism and discrimination against blacks.  Once in power, however, they almost always evidence themselves to be the most racist and most discrimiatory in hiring, attacking, etc.  That’s why I just laugh when blacks cry about racism.

    • Blacks care about gibs me dat, and “racial discrimination” is the ideal manner in which to
      accomplish this. I am convinced the majority of cases, so called “discrimination”
      claims made by blacks and other minorities are either fabricated, or a fragment
      of their delusional mindset. Most are hired because of affirmative action and
      other diversity mandates that companies love to implement.

      In their own mind, they can never admit they are not qualified for the job, so they conclude “discrimination” must be responsible for their failure. They also know most companies would rather pay up than risk the negative publicity their company has discriminated againstdiversity, since companies are also terrified of being called “racists!” It is an easy gibs me dat!

  • More white men and women should sue and this whole affirmative action nonsense will end for fear of the hundreds of hundreds of thousands or millions it will cost a firm or government agency in legal bills,  settlements/judgements.

    • anarchyst

      They don’t care if they have to shell out millions.  You see, the money grows on trees (actually on the backs of white taxpayers). . .

  • frmore

    In Emma’s bio, you’ll see:  “the songs will come by themselves and of themselves”. Google the phrase.

  • Church_of_Jed

    A temporary trend that will be quickly reversed as White privilege is wiped out through minoritization of our bloodlines and shrinking of our breeding grounds.

    • Sloppo

      The size of our breeding grounds is indeed shrinking and that is a serious problem, but another big problem is that our people don’t follow God’s advice about being fruitful and multiplying.  We’ve pretty much rejected His advice about that, and many of our people even even seem to enjoy ridiculing those among us who actually do have a bunch of children.  I think women may a bit more very sensitive about that kind of stuff than guys.  My wife used to get pretty upset when other ladies would ask “don’t you know what causes that?”.  I’ve caught that a time or two and I look them square in the eye and tell them the cause is “blessings from God”, and that’s exactly how I feel about my children.  They either start agreeing with me real quick or they shut up.  Either outcome is satisfactory in my opinion.

      • Strider73

        Kinda hard to have lots of kids when the government that hates you is a) shutting you out of the workplace in favor of incompetent minorities, and b) taxing you into penury (and giving it to those same incompetent minorities) if you do find work.

        • Sloppo

          It may never be convenient or easy to have children even if everyone is helpful, but don’t ever let some hostile government workers limit your family size.  First and foremost, do not allow yourself to be consumed by fear.  We must must have faith in God to provide for the children He blesses us with.  Also, perhaps we should establish charities to support those among us who need that kind of help.  It doesn’t have to be just money either.  We could donate a variety of things we have more than we need.  I have truckloads of stuff to donate right now, and much of it would be very useful for young children.

  • Detroit_WASP

    Quote from Darnell’s bio page.
    “The architect of Fulton County’s Code of Ethics and “Common Ground Program to
    Reduce Health Disparities” legislation, Commissioner Darnell has given highest
    priority to projects related to maintaining the “sustainable community” –
    economically strong, environmentally safe, with “liberty and justice for all.”

    It is rare to find blacks that are NOT racist.  Doesn’t seem to matter how educated they are.

  • Ed_NY

    I agree Frans, this institutionalized incompetence has ruined this country and probably the world.  It’s only going to get worse and I fear it will never get better.

  • Awesome! Create the precedent and follow up!!!