Black firefighter says captain took group to racist party
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A legal filing by a Black firefighter in western New York alleges he was pressured by a superior into going to a party that contained racist imagery. In a notice of claim filed Thursday, Jerrod Jones said the party occurred last month at a private home in a wealthy section of Rochester.
Black firefighter alleges captain took him to racist party mocking Juneteenth
Jerrod Jones, a 14-year veteran with the Rochester Fire Department in New York, said the party took place at a private home in an affluent area of the city, according to a legal filing.
Black NY Firefighter Says Captain Took Group to Racist Party Mocking Juneteenth
The firefighter said the party, held at a private home in a wealthy section of the city, featured a display mocking Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of slavery in the 19th century, with the holiday’s flags displayed over buckets of fried chicken