“Mr. Hayes goes into great detail describing how black celebrities and event attendees were asked to go through security before entering the arena, while white individuals were often allowed to bypass the security line,” Nguyen says. “Although the Hawks have called the claims ‘baseless,’ some of Mr. Hayes’ former co-workers have confirmed the allegations are true.”
“Additionally, Mr. Hayes claims that he was terminated from his position solely because of his race,” Nguyen continues. “If this is true, it is clear that racial discrimination is pervasive within the Atlanta Hawks organization.”
“This is not the first time that the Atlanta Hawks have been associated with racial discrimination,” Nguyen says. “And unfortunately, if the courts do not hold the appropriate parties accountable for these discriminatory practices, it will probably not be the last time, either.”
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