Does 'Reverse Racism' Exist?
Ex-Atlanta Hawks employee Margo Kline is suing the team for racial discrimination.
Kline, who is white, says she experienced racial discrimination from her manager, who is African-American.
“Our case is not a platform for what some call 'reverse racism. It is an attempt to obtain redress for a hard-working, loyal individual who lost her job because of the color of her skin and her complaints to management and HR about the mistreatment she experienced," said Amanda Thompson, Kline's attorney.
While not said to be a case about "reverse racism," nevertheless the lawsuit raises the question: Does "reverse racism" exist?
We explored the answer to that question with Kenyette Tisha Barnes, policy director for the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice. We also dove into the history of the term with La Salle University sociology professor Charles Gallagher.