A New York City Chef, Julius Jones, is pursuing a discrimination lawsuit against the Roger Smith Hotel for the conduct of another chef who was also employed by the restaurant. Tthe other chef, allegedly put on a white pillow case on his head in an attempt to resemble a Ku Klux Klansman.
The other chef admits to putting on the pillow case, but states that he was attempting to resemble a ghost in the spirit of Halloween season. However, another employee recalled hearing the alleged perpetrator say to Jones: "Remember these days."
The issues raised in this case reflect the fact that discrimination especially because of race, is very prevalent in the workplace.