Washington State Office Of Equity Director FIRED Amid MAJOR Racism Scandal

Written By BlabberBuzz | Friday, 09 June 2023 10:25
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The Office of Equity director in Washington state, Karen Johnson, has been fired following allegations of running a hostile work environment and racism.

Johnson, the first person to hold this position, was terminated after an investigation into her conduct revealed several complaints. The study by MFR Law Group PLLC found that several current and former employees had complained about Johnson's "biased and insensitive conduct." One employee claimed that Johnson had a "perceived to be evidence of bias against Mexicans."

According to a report by Jason Rantz of KTTH, one staffer claimed that Johnson told a "self-identified" Mexican that she had a "distrust" of "Mexican people." Johnson allegedly said, "This may take some time for me because I generally distrust Mexican people. Mexican people have the option of being White when it is convenient for them." Another employee, who identified themselves as Hispanic, said Johnson had an "us vs. them" mentality when it came to Hispanic co-workers, often singling them out for not having "lived experiences" of racism.

Johnson's management style was mentioned in several examples, including her proclaiming she "rules with brass knuckles and a velvet glove," which the employee argued was a "metaphor was associated with White supremacy because of its violence."

Other employees said Johnson would often stereotype based on race and gender, with one White female employee claiming the former director told her not to braid her hair because it was "cultural appropriation."


Another employee claimed Johnson attacked them because of their weight.

The accusations led to Johnson being allowed to resign or be terminated. Her office told KTTH the dismissal was due to "high vacancy rates, high employee turnover, and budgetary concerns," as well as a "lack of stability." Johnson said on social media, "I am absolutely blessed that I got to do this job, and I stand by what I did, and I stand by the community that I was trying to help in my tenure at the Office of Equity."

According to the Washington Office of Equity website, Johnson has since been replaced by Megan Matthews, who is currently serving as acting director. The office did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.