In Tennessee, a black housekeeper named LaShundra Allen was denied work at a Catholic priest’s home because, according to him, his dog is racist.
Knick-knack, paddy-wack,— Brittany Humphrey (@BevsKid1) August 19, 2019
Give a dog a bone...
So THAT’s where all these racist bones end up.
Catholic Rev. Jacek Kowal didn't discriminate by not hiring black housekeeper over 'racist dog' fears, church finds - The Washington Post https://t.co/bV5U0unNcB
Allen told the unbelievable story to Fox 13:
“I was just supposed to clean the church and I was supposed to go to the pastor’s house and clean as well.”
“They were just like, ‘Well, I’m not really sure how to say this,’ kind of like in a joking way, ‘But Father Jacek doesn’t want black people cleaning the house because his dog is racist.”
@Pontifex— Magpie (@Magpie63726507) August 16, 2019
Can you please address the issue of the Rev. Jacek Kowal, a pastor at the Catholic Church of the Incarnation in Collierville, Tenn. who banned his black housekeeper and blamed his racist dog? As a Catholic, how is this person a priest?
“I wholeheartedly believe all forms of discrimination… are sinful and wrong”
But the dog is black ????♂️— Alex Stephenson (@87Stephenson) August 18, 2019
“As a disciple of Jesus Christ, I wholeheartedly believe all forms of discrimination based upon race or ethnicity are sinful and wrong. As a pastor, I have ministered to, employed and worked with numerous African Americans.”
“Their claim that I didn’t want an African American to clean my rectory is simply not true.”
This girl told me her dog was racist and that’s how I knew she was racist— ً (@lLOVEYOUSAI) August 17, 2019
“I didn’t even know what to say. They were acting like I was just supposed to be ok with it. Joking around with it, and I’m just like, ‘That’s not ok. You just told me you didn’t want me in your house because I’m colored skinned.'”
Catholic priest in Tennessee refused to hire a black cleaning lady because his "dog doesn’t like black people.” The Diocese of Memphis defended the priest because "years ago the dog had been threatened by a person who happened to be African American." https://t.co/CQn2fQDjPt— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 19, 2019
“I’m used to being around dogs. I’m not scared of dogs. Dogs love me.”
There are so many BS excuses for not hiring folks but to blame the dog? Wonder if the dog sign checks at that parish?— AnitaBreakToday (@52Peachtree) August 19, 2019
Heh, heh, heh, heh. "dog doesn’t like black people.” Nice try.— Dudley DuRite (@DDurite) August 19, 2019
“I really feel like they need to know it’s not right. It’s not ok for them to do that to people of color.”
Sooooo, the dog makes the decisions now??? We all know they will put an animal before a POC any day!!!!’n— Anne Brown (@foxysilver1946) August 19, 2019
Wow just wow????????— DeezNutz (@Deez202Nutz) August 19, 2019
Allen and her attorney are currently preparing to go to court if that is what’s required to bring about change in Jacek’s church.
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