A FDNY electrician, Gary Seabrook, has come forward with claims that a noose was placed in his work locker last Thursday. This shocking treatment comes after Seabrook had filed a complaint with the Division of Human rights alleging numerous instances of racial discrimination against blacks within his office, and that the FDNY had passed over black electricians routinely for promotions and overtime hours.
The FDNY has been a source of numerous discrimination complaints in hiring and in treatment of employees. However, this incident is particularly troubling in that this action is designed to threaten, retaliate and intimidate someone willing to stand up to discrimination. Read more on Seabrook’s case here.