CNN & TBS Sued For Racial Discrimination Against African Americans

An ex-employee of TBS is suing the network as well as CNN for racial discrimination against black employees.

via TMZ:

Wanda Byrd, who is black, says she’s worked for TBS for 13 years, and describes her job as a mid-level manager in quality assurance. She says she was passed over for a promotion to a senior level position, and claims a less-skilled and qualified white man got it.

In the suit, Byrd says that’s par for the course.

According to docs, obtained by TMZ, black employees at TBS have a significantly lower promotion rate than Caucasians — and zero people of color ever obtain the title of senior VP or higher. Byrd goes further, saying the company segregates … keeping most black employees in certain divisions that she calls “less powerful and non-revenue generating.”

Byrd says in her suit there is a dramatic difference in pay between blacks and whites — and African-Americans have to work 3 times as long as Caucasians to receive any type of promotion. 

She’s not only suing for herself … Byrd wants to make this a class action suit against TBS, CNN and Time Warner. To be clear, she never worked at CNN, but seems to be gunning for all Turner properties.

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