MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There are shocking allegations of racial discrimination in a Memphis cotton warehouse.
Two men filed charges against the Atkinson Cotton Warehouse.
They’re accusing their former supervisor of calling them “monkeys” and telling them the water fountain and microwave were for white people only.
The cotton industry’s history reminds some people of slavery.
Antonio Harris and Marrio Mangrum say their former supervisor was stuck in the past.
“He would be like, ‘You need to think like a white man,” said Mangrum
“He pulled his pants down in front of us and told us to kiss his white tail ,” said Harris.
He said after months of racist comments and feeling powerless, he decided to use his phone as a weapon to fight back.
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