Anti-White Racism Found in Chicago Transit Hiring

John Bennett, WND, March 23, 2013

The Chicago Transit Authority, one of the largest employers in Chicago, has a dramatic racial imbalance in its workforce, records show.

Data obtained by WND through a Freedom of Information Act request reveals that whites and Hispanics are vastly underrepresented in the Chicago Transit Authority workforce.

Minorities are 82 percent of the total CTA workforce, with blacks comprising 65 percent. The city of Chicago itself is roughly one-third white, one-third Hispanic and one-third black.

The percentage of blacks in CTA employment is twice their share of the population, and several legal experts are surprised by this disparity, and note that a similar racial imbalance would be cause for alarm if the disparity were weighted toward whites.

The disproportionately high percentage of blacks employed in Chicago by CTA is part of a pattern observed in Washington, D.C.Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta, Ga., among other cities. {snip}


In the private and public sector, disparities in hiring or pay are often the subject of controversy and lawsuits.

Roger Clegg, president and general counsel for the Center for Equal Opportunity, told WND that the CTA demographics would be an issue if the races were reversed.

“It is certainly true that, if the shoe were on the other foot, there would be all kinds of accusations being made.”

Clegg says that the disparities raise questions about CTA’s hiring practices.

“I would say that these numbers don’t prove that anything is amiss, but that they do merit further inquiry to ensure that the CTA is recruiting and hiring the best qualified individuals, regardless of skin color or national origin,” he said.



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  • robin

    Anti-White Racism Found in Hiring across America

    there, fixed it for you

    • dukem1

      I’m guessin’ there’s no test involved.

  • Once a place goes black it never recovers without intervention. It become a giant fambily and friends job program.

    Ameritech (the old phone comany here) was the same way. Calling about phone service was a nightmare. Took me six months to get call-waiting turned off. The blacks would say they turned off the service for me but just never did.

    Ameritech was saved when it was bought by SBC and all the local call center people were fired when the jobs moved to Texas. SBC then eventually became AT&T.

    As for the black CTA bus drivers, they love to pump the brakes and whip the white people around at every stop, such a pleasure to be strap hanging and get your arm ripped out of the socket four times every two blocks.

    • bigone4u

      In San Antonio the bus drivers are all Hispanic. They too love to whip folks around when those standing are white. It’s the little things like that which reveal the truth about the black and brown hatred of whites.

      • It’s not accidental, it is hate.

      • YngveKlezmer

        The Blacks and Browns hate us because they know that we are a superior race. We don’t try to be superior. We just are, and when we behave naturally, our abilities drive them batty!!

      • saxonsun

        Here in NYC it’s rare to see a white person driving a bus.

    • YngveKlezmer

      No surprise that they have not mastered the art of operating air brakes without causing whiplash to the riders. Blacks are horrible drivers.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Too bad the CTA wasn’t 100% black, I would personally LOVE to witness that train wreck! How would they blame Whitey for all of the disasters? They would probably say it’s Whitey’s fault for hiring too many blacks!

  • Butch

    Those who do the hiring are obviously Jews.

    • The__Bobster

      Nah, Amish. I don’t think the former dual citizen at the top has much say in it.

  • The__Bobster

    Is there a rapid transit system in any major city that doesn’t have a supermajority of spoonie employees?

    • Johnny Clay

      I don’t know, but I do know I can go weeks without seeing a white employee of DC’s Metro system. When I do, it’s usually a transit cop.

  • Tom Iron

    As a former NYer. I remember a situation ovver at Shea stadium transit yard for the #7 train. For several years in a row, the #7 was considered the best running train in the subway system. They looked into it and found the yard didn’t have one minority working on the trains in that yard and held the yard master’s feet to the fire until he got some in there. Now the #7 is as crummy as the rest of the system.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Did someone say the # 7 train?

      “Imagine having to take the 7-train to (Shea Stadium) looking like
      you’re riding through Beirut, next to some kid with purple hair, next to
      some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who just got out of jail
      for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids.
      It’s depressing.”

      – American Icon John Rocker

      • Paleoconn

        I loved how you owned the Mets too, and how he walked on and off the field with his big, strong, jaw held high, in defiance of the slimy, weaselly New Yorkers who self-righteously branded him a bigot.

        • Tom Iron

          Here’s a Met story people don’t know about for the most part. Gil Hodges, manager of the Mets called timeout and walked all the way out to left field and grabbed Cleon Jones/black guy and yanked him out of the ballgame for playing a single into a triple because he went after the ball in such a lazy manner. That was during a major league day game at Shea.

          • Paleoconn

            I can’t hear the video. They pulled him out because they were racist, I don’t get it.

        • Tom Iron

          Gil Hodges pulls
          Cleon Jones July 30, 1969 – YouTube

          Jul 13, 2006 … Joe Pignatano and Gil Hodges Widow Joan
          Hodges tell the real reason why Gil
          Hodges pulled Cleon
          Jones from the line up on July 30,1969 …

          – 202k – Cached
          – Similar

          Sir, apparently there’s no film of Hodges pulling Jones from the game, but I found this. It’s a video of a talk about the affair. The lady is his wife, Joan.

        • The__Bobster
          • You would think he could do just a little better.

          • Paleoconn

            That’s what the residents of the Big Bagel as Taki calls it, called Rocker.

    • YngveKlezmer

      The Liberals don’t want us to see the truth, that an all White workforce is the best workforce. It is amazing how Liberals abhor the truth.

  • PesachPatriot

    What white or even non-black person in their right mind would want to work on the CTA and take the chance of being assaulted with a sock full of human feces like I read about on here a few months ago?…even an illegal immigrant would have to be pretty desperate to want the job instead of something nice and safe like working on a roof or picking strawberries…

    • Xerxes22

      Civil service jobs pay a decent salary with benefits. Whenever Blacks take over city hall, they try to push all the Whites out. Blacks just can’t work with any group. This practice probably started in Chicago under Harold Washington. The weak Richard M. Daly let this policy continue, which only increased White flight and hurt the city.

      • MBlanc46

        I can’t claim to know the details of the situation (although I’ve lived in the Chicago area most of my life), but my guess is that this sort of thing goes back to the real mayor Daley (1955-1976). What’s kept the machine viable since the Great Migration is that it’s managed to co-opt the black politicians. One of the means of doing this is handing out patronage jobs.

      • Robert

        I don’t know their compensation agreements there in Chicago but here in California, civil service is a road to riches for many. Seriously, millions of dollars in retirement for blue-collar work. LA Dept of Water and Power parking attendants retire with millions of dollars in pension funding. Those jobs are absolutely not available to whites. I assume it is similar in a corrupt Democratic machine controlled city like Chicago.

        • Xerxes22

          The blue collar grunts aren’t making the big bucks with high wages and golden retirement plans. It may occur in a few places but it is not nearly as widespread as Republicans claim. It’s the political appointees who are milking the system. The politicians appoint their their friends and supporters to do nothing jobs with six figure salaries and plenty of perks.That’s the real problem. BTW, most civil service jobs use to be held by Whites but they are being systematically cleansed from these jobs. As Whites retire only non-Whites are hired to replace them. As the economy continues to deteriorate the situation will only get worse and worse.

    • YngveKlezmer

      Exactly!! Even most Mestizo Hispanics hate Blacks, because they are such scum. Blacks are the bottom of the human barrel, plain and simple.

  • Viking_61

    Some white guy should make a Supreme Court case out of this – or one of the many other blatant anti-white big city hiring policies across the country.

  • CTA is only 65% black? Why stop there? Why aren’t they going for the full 100%? The whites, who went democrat in 2012, might grumble or something; but that is all they’ll do.
    I say the blacks of Chicago should push for no less than 100% of employees of CTA be black. It’s time to go for the knockout punch while whitey sits like the castrated drone serf he has let himself become.

    • Most of the track workers are white, and I am guessing the mechanics are too. I assume they are jobs most blacks can’t or won’t do. There are a few white drivers, but not many. All the trainers, route timers, and “not the bus fixers, but tell the driver the bus is broke down” people are black.

    • YngveKlezmer

      Someone has to keep the busses moving when the Blacks and Browns call off sick left and right because they are hung over from too many 40 ouncers the night before, and when they skid on black ice from locking the brakes up like the idiots that they are.

  • Don

    Damn, why can’t we just give them Africans a few states and just put up cages around them. We are so fukkked. How many more devil white babies will be sacrificed this year?

    • YngveKlezmer

      I’ve been saying that for years!! We should just give them a slice of territory where they can all go, so they can get the heck away from us. Not too big a slice, just enough that they can get out of our hair once and for all. It would be the poorest, most crime ridden, venereal diseases and AIDS infected slime pit in North America, of course, a place similar to Haiti or Detroit, but they would have to blame themselves instead of blaming us for their failures.

      • newscomments70

        You’ve missed the point. That is segregation. They want forced integration.

        • Johnny Clay

          Someone in government should publicly propose it and see what happens.

  • bigone4u

    So bus driving is yet another welfare program for blacks. Not mentioned is the salaries these black Dale Earnhardt’s are receiving. I’ll bet the wages are excessive, but hey it’s only taxpayer dollars and whitey needs to be bled dry.

  • Shattered

    Reverse racism. Where is the SPLC and the White House to correct this injustice.

  • APaige

    Two reasons not to use public transportation:
    1. Rosa Park’s grandchild might be riding.
    2. Rosa Park’s grandchild might be ‘working’.

    • TOTE

      Ha ha your post is a good one.
      The funniest part was the grandchild WORKING.

  • Speaking of the CTA, I just remembered this CTA gem:

    CTA boss: No more take-home cars
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 20, 2009 | MARY WISNIEWSKI

    Looking to cut costs at a time the mass-transit agency is strapped for cash, CTA President Richard Rodriguez says he’ll take away employees’ free take-home cars.

    The agency has been providing 68 employees with “company cars” that they can take home, at no cost to them.

  • bubo

    Not really news that public transportation is a jobs program for otherwise unemployable minorities. Education would be the second biggest.

    Remember the report on the Washington D.C. Metrorail a couple years ago? Systematic harassment and discrimination against white employees all within spitting distance of the “Just-us” Dept.

    • IstvanIN

      and then some female diversity hire crashed a train.

    • I live outside of DC and avoid metro whenever possible. I was waiting on a platform when a train pulled up. The operator got out and walked away, yelling that his shift was over and he was going home. Guess the skin color. Some of the cars now how computerized voices announcing the stations. I think that’s because they realized half the riders can’t understand that when Fartavious says “Negstadionfargotwes” he means “Next station, Farragut West”.

      • YngveKlezmer

        If it is in an all Black section, they should just have a recording of some rapper talking. That is what the Blacks like. Something like: “Yo, dis be Far-uh-git Wes, Yo, if dis be yo’ hood, git yo’ Black A*s off at dis stop, home slice!!” This is the way they talk to each other, so why not just have the stops announced in ebonics?? They surely should feel at home if their own corruption of our great language is at their disposal!!

  • RisingReich

    In other news, people observed today the sky is blue.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Why would any White want to work at Chicago Transit? I can’t imagine it would be anything but a death sentence!!

    And does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?

    Speaking of buses in Chicago…March, 2013

    8 school buses stolen, sold for scrap in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are investigating the theft of eight school buses that were later found chopped in pieces at a West Side scrap yard.

    The buses were discovered missing from Sunrise School Bus and Charter garage on Chicago’s southeast side early Friday when workers turned up. The buses’ onboard GPS tracking systems allowed authorities to locate the buses a short time later at the scrap yard. According to police the buses had been taken apart.

    Good going Chicago!!


    • I figure it was probably it was an inside job. Sunrise doesn’t hire the brightest. I was nearly run over on multiple occasions by the same driver as he was running stop lights and crosswalks on Van Buren. I started screaming at him one time and all I got back was was the most vapid empty look I have ever seen on a old negro’s face, like he was a retard that couldn’t understand anything. So I call the company and a black woman answers who sounds like I woke her at 11AM and her response was “I’ll tell dad.”

    • I wrote a big reply to this but it was “moderated”.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        I was wondering what happened — I saw your reply, scanned it quickly, came back a bit later to read it more carefully and it was gone!! What happened? From what I read, I didn’t see anything offensive in your comment.

        Can you resubmit it??


        • I said that I figured it was an inside job. Probably owned 8 buses more than they needed, sold them for scrap, and then reported them stolen.

          Multiple times I was nearly hit by the same Sunrise driver who was running red lights and failing to stop for crosswalks while I was crossing Van Buren Street.

          Early one morning I start screaming at him after nearly being run over and all I received back was the most vapid empty stare I have ever seen on a face.

          At 11AM I call the company. It sounded as if I woke the woman that was working. I told her my complaint and gave her the bus number. Her response “I’ll tell dad.”

          Of course nothing ever happened. And a couple of years later, the same school bus driver still runs red lights and drives through crosswalks on Van Buren every morning.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            Now why would this comment be zotted into cyberspace??

      • Smitten

        I have had quite a few comments removed while relying to Bon…that’s why i don’t attempt to make replies to Bon anymore…if you have made any so-called “anti-semitic comments in the past someone could be holding it against you.

  • brengunn

    Part of this is just the natural pooling of racial and ethnic groups in certain jobs and neighbourhoods. It’s just another example of our innate clannishness.

    I’m not justifying whites being done out of a job. It’s just I imagine there will be other professions in Chicago that mirror the CTA with large percentages of white staff.

    • Agree, but a double standard is applied. Lack of white people in a place of employment? Move along, nothing to see here. Lack of blacks? Call in the NAACP, DOJ, SPLC, and the other grievance monsters.

      • brengunn

        You’re right, especially if the jobs are in any way coveted or professional.

      • YngveKlezmer

        Right on the money. Another example of our Government engineering our systematic dispossession.

  • This is a comment from SBPDL a few years ago:

    Anonymous said…i worked for chicago streets and sanitation in 1983. the day after the election the blacks in the work crews showed up in suits and ties, assuming they were not going to have to work now that a black mayor was elected. that was when it really hit me how childlike they were. they argued that they did not have to work anymore. this was not one or two blacks. it was ALL OF THEM. the boss was screaming and laughing at them at the same time. they were told by their “leaders” vote for harold, if he wins, you’ll never have to work again

    It’s classic “black”.

    • YngveKlezmer

      Classic Black is right!! To even say 1% of them are decent is stretching things. It is more like a fraction of a percent, like 1 in every 1,000 Blacks or something along those lines.

  • While I’m sure there are some whites who would like to work for the CTA, they have enough sense to realize that even if they were hired, they’d work in what is tantamount to a hostile environment. Most whites have the common sense to know where they are not wanted/welcome and adjust accordingly, whether it’s a place of employment or a neighborhood. Meanwhile, if the shoe was on the other foot you’d have blacks beating down the door to get in there. The parasite hates the host but will do almost anything to attach itself.

  • [Guest]

    It’s only fair that African-Americans, who are so proud of their heritage and accomplishments, should hold the majority of positions in industries that they’ve developed and to which they’ve contributed so much of their ingenuity, innovation, and technical skills.

    Transportation isn’t one of them, of course. But what about all the others? Such as …

    • YngveKlezmer

      Hahahahaha!! The question is, what have they actually developed?? Even rapping is not their invention. That is something that originated on the island of Malta, but obviously never achieved much of a following among Europeans. Real musicianship had people’s focus in Europe until recent years.

      • [Guest]

        >>>The question is, what have they actually developed?

        Toxic levels of self-esteem.

    • Xerxes22


  • Comrade_Bob

    Perhaps the blacks are the most qualified applicants for the
    open positions.

  • Chris

    Interesting how Holder’s DOJ is always going after fire and police departments for not having enough blacks but ignore things like Chicago transit.

  • humura

    The trouble if more whites are hired, then the Black criminal class, and its Black Democrat protectors and directors, will target white employees for assault.

  • In 2012, an article in the Chicago Tribune illustrated just how much CTA drivers can earn with overtime—which in turn, adds to their pension at an amazing level..

    Most blacks couldn’t begin to make the kind of money paid by the CTA….

  • Room101

    Read it carefully.
    The government is saying that it’s not racist if they refuse to hire people with White skin.
    The government is trying to drive us crazy.

    A brilliant man once said that a society that believes in and legislates absurdities will soon devolve into committing atrocities.

  • Lakeview Senior

    The Chicago Transit Authority(CTA) isn’t the only place that discriminates against the hiing of White people. It is really an epidemic here. If you go to our City Hall, or the State of Illinois Building which is nearby you will not see a Whitte face working there. This all started back in the 1960s when there were the riots in Chicago starting with Democratic convention. I remmber the Illinois Natonal Guard was called in and I’d watch fully armed soldiers riding down Halsted Street in Mayor Richard J. Daley’s own 11th Ward. It was scary so a lot of Whites decided to leave their old neighborhoods and either move to the suburbs or to the far Northwest and Southwest sides of the city. The good paying City jobs went to the Blacks and other minorities. Whites, especially young males, are discriminated against all over the place. These are very good jobs with a high starting salary, health insurance, pension plans, etc. Now that we have a Jewish mayor, Rahm Emanual, he is for Affirmative Action 100% as are most of the Jewish population. It is a totally different city than the one that most of us grew up in during the 1950s. The biggest problem is that these kinds of issues are not talked about by the ‘cognitive elites’ running the City or the State of Illinois nor the mass media. Most White people here have their heads in the sand, as the saying goes.

    • I find walking through the Thompson Center a thoroughly disgusting experience.

      • Salarino

        I went to the DMV on Elston a little bit ago and was shocked to see that there were a lot of White people working there. I usually go to the Lexington St. one, but figured I’d spend a little while longer in the car and save myself some grief.

  • LHathaway

    The difference between our racism and theirs is that they are very proud of it and intending to ‘give back’ even more. We feel guilty about racism in our activities that are actually anti-white. A school will put on a play with the purpose of poking fun at whites or racists or backward bigots and the only protest will be that the display is insensitive to people of color. Even the most rabid AmRener is not as racist as the average school child of color.

  • Pote

    What white in their right mind (without a death wish) would even ride a bus in any large city today. Yet I never see it on the media the vicious attacks of white by negroes.

    • The buses are generally safer than the L trains in most areas. And people don’t live on the buses.

  • The same is true in my city. I inquired about the imbalance of white employees in the local transit system with the municipality’s HR Department. I was advised that non-whites, overall, have better driving skills than whites. I felt relieved that safety was such a concern in their hiring practices.

    I then inquired about the imbalance between black and white teachers in the city’s school system. I was advised that non-whites, in general, have enhanced teaching skills compared to whites. This is a very proactive approach taken by my city. The same thought process, I am sure, is used for the police and fire department hires.

    Before leaving, I asked the HR person why there appear to be more white heart surgeons than black heart surgeons. She said it was due to racism.

    We need to do something about this racism thing.

  • Rex Feral

    I was a Canadian trucker that traveled throughout the states for many years. I found that at most fast food places, they were staffed by mostly black women. The service was horrible. I was leered at and treated badly. Yet, if I went to a more upscale restaurant, more white servers and much better service. I can’t for the life of me understand why a business would allow their staff to treat me the way they did. As far as I have seen, we don’t have that problem in Canada, yet. Gi9ven time , who knows.

  • I believe this is NOT going to end pretty. The peoples whose forefathers built this country are being screwed!

    • JD176

      You don’t know anything about what our forefathers wanted. Grow a pair!

      • Why do you two have what looks like an avatar of the same person?

        • JD176

          Why not?

  • Fed Up

    Could it be the Transit management has not yet learned that it takes MORE Blacks (numerically) than Whites, to get the job done?

  • Tom

    Whites prefer to hire Whites. Nothing new here.

  • Daniel

    To be honest I don’t see any white CTA employees