That Sounds Racist! Revlon CEO Claims He Can ‘Smell’ Black People When They Enter a Room

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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When it comes to African-Americans, Jewish citizens or even the American population, in general, Revlon CEO, Lorenzo Delpani, doesn’t seem to fond of any of us. According to a recent lawsuit, Delpani, the CEO of this popular beauty company, reportedly labeled Americans “dirty”. He also went on to say he could ‘smell’ African Americans, and even stated that Jews ‘stick together’.

These allegations sparked the fuse of a discrimination lawsuit filed by the beauty companys’s senior scientist Alan Meyers. He felt as if he were being discriminated against due to the fact that he is Jewish. Among his allegations, Meyers stated that through the duration of his time at Revlon, Meyers, Delpani would consistently shouted at him and made anti-Semitic slurs and other remarks. Meyers had only been with the company for four years before he was fired.

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Revlon, however, denied the allegations, taking it a step further as to say Meyers “repeatedly demonstrated critical lapses in judgment and failed to perform at the high standard we demand of our employees.”

“We will aggressively fight these baseless claims and this frivolous action,” Revlon said.

Finance professor Dr Boyce Watkins, gives his insight on the matter below.

“This is still a one-sided claim, so we have to keep this in mind,” said Dr Watkins. “However, it’s important to remember that there is very little recourse for millions of black people who experience this kind of corporate racism on a daily basis.  This claim is only unique because it was leaked to the public, but how many other business executives are there who have a low opinion of black people while making hiring decisions affecting black people every single day?”

We must point that because this is an ongoing lawsuit, Revlon nor their CEO have been found guilty in the civil suit and they are presumed innocent.

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