|Revlon CEO Lorenzo Delpani|
The CEO of Revlon doesn’t much care for black people, Jews, or Americans for that matter, according to a recent lawsuit.
Lorenzo Delpani, CEO of the beauty company, reportedly called Americans “dirty”, said he could “smell” blacks, and observed that Jews “stick together”.
The allegations emerged after Revlon’s senior scientist Alan Meyers filed a discrimination lawsuit alleging that he was marginalized because he was Jewish.
Meyers says he was accused of raising “ghost” concerns at newly acquired Revlon laboratories.
During his time at Revlon, Meyers said Delpani, who is Italian, frequently shouted at him and made anti-Semetic remarks.
Meyers had been with the company for four years before being fired.
In a statement, Revlon denied the allegations, saying that Meyers “repeatedly demonstrated critical lapses in judgment and failed to perform at the high standard we demand of our employees.”
“We will aggressively fight these baseless claims and this frivolous action,” Revlon said.
Finance professor Dr Boyce Watkins says that it’s important to remember that allegations are not the same as facts, but that corporate racism is a serious problem in America and countries throughout the world.
“This is still a one-sided claim, so we have to keep this in mind,” said Dr Watkins, author of the book, “What if George Bush were a Black Man?” “However, it’s important to remember that there is very little recourse for millions of black people who experience this kind of corporate racism on a daily basis. This claim is only unique because it was leaked to the public, but how many other business executives are there who have a low opinion of black people while making hiring decisions affecting black people every single day?”
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