MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Two men in Memphis have filed charges against the Atkinson Cotton Warehouse.
They are accusing their former supervisor of racial discrimination.
According to WREG, Antonio Harris and Marrio Mangrum say their supervisor is stuck in the past.
They say their supervisor would call them “monkeys” and even told them the water fountain and microwave were for white people only.
Mangrum said, “He would be like, ‘You need to think like a white man.”
Harris said, “He pulled his pants down in front of us and told us to kiss his white tail.
After months of racist comments, Harris said he decided to fight back.
He used his phone to record his attempt to drink water from a water fountain in the warehouse office.
While drinking from the water fountain, Harris recorded his supervisor telling him, “I need to put a sign here that says ‘white people only.’”
He also recorded his supervisor telling him he couldn’t use the microwave, “Because you’re not white.”
Harris and Mangrum have filed a discrimination charge, which is now mediating with the cotton gin owner about a possible settlement.