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Posted by Luke McKinley on 08/31/2016 at 5:32 PM

Re: “The Firing of Two Mid-level African-Americans at RTA, and a Longtime Cultural Chasm in the Organization's Operations

What a crock of sour grapes... 2 blacks get fired, so what? When an article uses terms like "mafia" and "good old boy network," you know they have an anti white agenda.

BTW.... What is the racial makeup of RTA's drivers? Blacks are about 12% of the total population, if the racial makeup of their drivers is over 12%, whites are underrepresented because RTA is discriminating against them - I have $100 that says blacks make up far more than 12% of RTS's drivers. Where is the US Justice Department on this???

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Posted by eazybreezyone on 08/31/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “The Firing of Two Mid-level African-Americans at RTA, and a Longtime Cultural Chasm in the Organization's Operations

A great and long needed story! Thank you for putting more work into this than the Plain Dealer would ever do.

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Posted by Lee E Batdorff on 08/31/2016 at 2:08 PM

Re: “The Firing of Two Mid-level African-Americans at RTA, and a Longtime Cultural Chasm in the Organization's Operations

You really think that RTA is color shaded against or towards minority employees. Your thought process is empty and not shallow. There has been "white" folks walked out of the RTA organization for similar half-way issues. Again, this is not a racial issue. This is a systemic organizational cultural problem at RTA. Odd. two different external organizations supported the findings of the individual in question. Therefore utilizing your blind sided racial context, if this were a white individual, he/she would be at fault. Think about it if you have the intellectual capacity.

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Posted by Mayberry on 08/31/2016 at 12:26 PM
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/31/2016 at 10:55 AM

Re: “The Firing of Two Mid-level African-Americans at RTA, and a Longtime Cultural Chasm in the Organization's Operations

^^^I mean, a white employee wouldn't get fired or held to higher standards for being white. so there's that.

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Posted by YES-RTA RIDER on 08/31/2016 at 10:15 AM

Re: “The Firing of Two Mid-level African-Americans at RTA, and a Longtime Cultural Chasm in the Organization's Operations

Thanks for the article. First, regardless of the race of the individuals the article presents some shocking cultural organizational issues within RTA. It appears there are friendship, nepotism and neighborism hiring practices occururing. The sad fact(s) are that some of the hires were not qualified. This is not a racial issue. This is a practice of hiring indiviudals that are not competent. Moving targets for quaifications, other professional requirements, lack of onboarding/training, mysterious management/supervision practices, etc. Yes, there is still high brain drain in greater Cleveland. Those who have undergraduate or graduate degrees with some relevant professional experience are introduced to this dross. They then decide to depart for better opportunities. What greater Cleve is experiencing is stupid gain.Again, note the problems within RTA.

Although RTA is not governmental entity, this is a ongoing practice and issue within the city and county hiring halls. More specifically, take an indepth look at the ineffectiveness of the city services and incompetence of those selected make those decisions.

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Posted by Mayberry on 08/31/2016 at 9:59 AM

Re: “The Firing of Two Mid-level African-Americans at RTA, and a Longtime Cultural Chasm in the Organization's Operations

What a waste of time/story. Who cares? Did African-Americans get fired or just PEOPLE??? If 2 white employees got fired would the headline read: 2 White People Fired From RTA? DUMB!

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Posted by NON-RTA RIDER on 08/31/2016 at 8:24 AM

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