Contract workers of a non-profit New York theater organization have filed a lawsuit alleging that the institution’s diversity training itself is discriminatory.
Kevin Ray, part-time educational artist New 42The organization that runs the rehearsal studio, youth program, and children’s theater at Times Square has accused the organization of discriminating against white employees and filed a lawsuit in federal district court late Wednesday. He is asking the court to determine that New 42 violates federal civil rights law. Local human rights lawAnd giving him an unspecified amount of damages.
In a lawsuit, Caucasian Ray argued that New 42’s diversity program included “a lecture that promotes racist propaganda and racially discriminatory ideology.” .. Ray was asked to participate in a conversation about the “White Affinity Group” at New 42, and said the organization had designated the online city hall as a “White Identification Breakout Room.”
“In reality, the’diversity training session’was a race-based indoctrination session that facilitated race-based employee division,” the proceedings say.
Ray’s job is usually to visit the school for an educational program related to the show that the student is trying to see. He claims that after expressing his concerns about the organization’s diversity training program, he was assigned less work and received retaliation.
The litigation is that the use of anti-racism training programs and the creation or expansion of diversity initiatives are significant in the theater industry, as are many other sectors of society, following concerns about racism in the United States in the summer. It happens when you grow up to. 2020.
The Proceedings Supported by an organization called Foundation for intolerance and racismSays that “cynical and intolerant legitimacy” is a concern. This “makes us in opposition to each other and weakens the meaning of being human.”Organization established by Bion bartingHas filed other proceedings against the alleged form of discriminatory overshoot by organizations attempting to implement a diversity program. Raysuit is the first in the artistic field of an organization, Art program Consider other actions.
“There are no comments at this time,” New42 lawyer David Lichtenberg said in a spokeswoman for nonprofits.