Washington State Equity Director Fired After Making Racist Comments

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Washington State Equity Director Fired After Making Racist Comments

Washington state’s first Office of Equity director, Karen Johnson, has been fired after an investigation found several complaints about her conduct, including a “perceived to be evidence of bias against Mexicans,” and racist comments, according to reports.

The investigation was conducted by MFR Law Group PLLC, which found several current and former employees complained about Johnson’s “biased and insensitive conduct.”

One staffer claimed Johnson told a “self-identified” Mexican she has a “distrust” of “Mexican people.”

“This may take some time for me because I generally distrust Mexican people,” Johnson allegedly said. “Mexican people have the option of being White when it is convenient for them.”

According to Fox News:

Another employee, who identified themselves as Hispanic, said Johnson had an “us vs. them” mentality when it came to Hispanic coworkers, often singling them out for not having “lived experiences” of racism.

Johnson’s management style was brought up in several examples, including an instance of her proclaiming she rules with brass knuckles and a velvet glove,” which the employee argued was a “metaphor associated with White supremacy because of its violence.”

Other employees said Johnson would often stereotype on the basis of race and gender, with one White female employee claiming the former director told her not to braid her hair because it was “cultural appropriation.”

Another employee claimed Johnson attacked them because of their weight.

“You want to be married and have a family, don’t you? If so, you have to take care of you,” Johnson allegedly said.

The accusations led to the former director being given the option to resign or be terminated, with her office telling KTTH the dismissal was due to “high vacancy rates, high employee turnover, and budgetary concerns,” as well as a “lack of stability.”

“I am absolutely blessed that I got to do this job, and I stand by what I did, and I stand by the community that I was trying to help in my tenure at the Office of Equity,” Johnson said in a statement posted to social media.

“I would hope that [Gov. Inslee] continues to provide employees across the state the opportunities that they deserve and continue the work of accountability to make everyone’s lives better.”

According to the Washington Office of Equity website, Johnson has since been replaced by Megan Matthews, who is currently serving as acting director.

The office did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.

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Jess
Jess
11 months ago

Every day I’m grateful to be out of that hellhole WA state!
Good riddance to bad rubbish.

D3F1ANT
D3F1ANT
11 months ago

The new one will be just as bad. “Equity” IS unequal treatment.

Marbran
Marbran
11 months ago

Karen Johnson needs to use this unplanned free time to take care of her wig. Why do people think they don’t have to wash and brush those things once in a while?

STFU
Reply to  Marbran
11 months ago

So it is “cultural appropriation” for a white woman to braid her hair but she can wear a human hair wig to cover up the pubes on her head?

Htos1av
Htos1av
11 months ago

Got some bad news for ya’, as an old school, southern, white, Christian male….

Alcie Biades
Alcie Biades
11 months ago

The oft touted “intersectional” alliance between Black and Hispanic “communities” ignores the underlying racial and political tensions that divide them.

Even the intellectually disabled Joe Biden recognized the enormous political chasm between Black and Hispanic voters, “Unlike the African American community,… the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly diverse attitudes about different things,”- Joe Biden (2019)

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