O’Malley ally settles racial discrimination lawsuit 

Remember how Democrats constantly whip out the race card against Republicans, always trying to paint GOP members with the racist brush? 

Take a gander at this blog from the Baltimore Sun:

"A former employee of the city’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Development office who alleged she was paid nearly $20,000 less than a less-qualified male co-worker has reached a $55,000 settlement with the city.

 "Lawyers for Melissa Fulton, who worked for the office for three years until she was terminated in early 2010, reached a deal with the city late last month in the federal equal pay caseÖ.Fulton was hired in 2007 shortly after Sheila Dixon was sworn in as mayor. A male co-worker, who had the same title and responsibilities, was paid nearly $20,000 more than her $55,000 annual salary, according to a federal lawsuit that Fulton filed.

 "A separate lawsuit alleging race, gender and age discrimination remains unresolved. Fulton filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission late last year claiming that her termination was unlawful.

 "Fulton, the only white person among the four employees in her office, was the only person in her office fired when Stephanie Rawlings-Blake replaced Dixon as mayor last year, according to the complaint. She claims that she was terminated despite a spotless record, while her younger, black male counterpart who had been formally reprimanded, was retained.î

I added the emphasis in the above passages, the better to highlight how hypocritical Democrats are when they play the race card. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is a black Democrat in a city run by black Democrats. One of her staunchest political allies is one Gov. Martin O’Malley. 

Yes, the same O’Malley who had no problem with shamelessly whipping out the race card on Republican opponent Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. during last fall’s gubernatorial race.

Now since the governor has his underpants in such a wad about racism, it’d be nice to hear his views on the matter involving Ms. Fulton and Her Honor Ms. Rawlings-Blake.

Or does our governor buy into the silly notion that blacks can’t be racists?

Pin It

More by Barbara Hollingsworth

Latest in Nation

© 2019 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation