Reverend Jesse Jackson, Founder & President of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, made a stop in Toledo to address disturbing allegations of racism at the GM Powertrain plant in West Toledo. He joined other local leaders who are demanding action and change from GM.
Jackson's visit follows months of reported harassment and threats as documented in multiple lawsuits filed during 2018. Among the allegations were racial epithets and swastikas written on bathroom stalls, threats of violence, and reports of nooses left in employee work areas.
"Cowards will not show their faces," Jackson said during the public meeting. He also called for the use of cameras so supervisors could find and punish the people responsible for the racism.
Last year, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission found probable cause that discrimination took place. In subsequent legal action, plaintiffs claimed GM management has not stopped the problem.
Following his Town Hall, Reverend Jesse Jackson visited The Scott Sands Show to talk about his ideas, stopping the racism at the GM plant, Martin Luther King Jr Day, the Covington Catholic High School controversy, and even some football. You can watch or listen to that exclusive interview below.