Arena opening is coming up fast and in anticipation of opening day I am proud to announce that Forest City Ratner Companies has hired Terence Kelly to be Barclays Center’s Community Affairs Manager.
Terence’s office will be located at Barclays Center and he will be available to the community to help with any concerns they may have.
As part of his duties at the Barclays Center, Terence will partner with community-based organizations and provide information on the arena’s upcoming events. A resident of Brooklyn, Terence is involved in a number of local community initiatives, including the Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill Community Food Council and Hillstock Music Festival.
You can reach Terence at 917-618-6136 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, we will be setting up meetings with many of you over the coming days to introduce him to key stakeholders.
As a reminder, our Community Liaison Office will continue to operate and can be reached at (866) 923-5315 email@example.com
While that's part of the lawsuit, more prominent are claims of racial discrimination and retaliation, with black employees claiming repeated abuse by white supervisors, preferential treatment toward Hispanic colleagues, and retaliation in response to complaints.
Two individual supervisors, for example, are charged with referring to black employees as “black motherfucker,” “dumb black bitch,” “black monkey,” “piece of shit” and “nigger.”
Two have referred to an employee blind in one eye as “cyclops,” and “the one-eyed guy,” and an employee with a nose disorder as “the nose guy.”
There's been no official response yet though arena spokesman Barry Baum told the Daily News they, but take “allegations of this kind very seriously” and have "a zero tolerance policy for…