Taxpayers footed the bill for a $900,000 settlement that was given to a federal employee after she was compared to a Little Rascals character by her boss.
According to The Daily Caller, the disbursement was tendered after an Equal Opportunity Employment office determined that the comment was racist and that it caused almost a million dollar’s worth of emotional harm to the employee.
The boss who made the comment, Mary K. Kinney, was part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), serving as executive vice president of the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA), or Ginnie Mae.
She called the employee, who is black, “Buckwheat,” a character from “The Little Rascals” movie.
HUD was previously involved in a settlement with another black female over racism allegations against Kinney.
While they found the allegations to be credible, they kept Kinney in her top administrative post.
The quiet settlement seems to be one of the largest discrimination settlements ever paid to an individual federal employee, The Daily Caller reports.
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