The phrase “Angry Black Woman” has been used time and time again in reference to women of color who are outspoken and opinionated.
Often times, the woman who gets labeled as such isn’t “angry” at all and coincidentally, you’ll never hear used in reference to a woman of any other race besides Black.
That being said… an Atlanta City supervisor who uttered the racially-charged phrase has now cost the City and its taxpayers a ton of dough.
According to Atlanta’s Fox5 News, a Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport supervisor allegedly called a female employee an “angry black woman” and the exchanged was witnessed by several co-workers.
“He routinely called her an angry black woman on the job when she challenged him on legitimate issues,” said Atlanta City Council member Michael Bond.
The woman filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit after being insulted with the term over and over again and now the City of Atlanta has agreed to settled the suit but cutting a check for $45,000.
The woman’s job evaluations had been called exemplary and the unnamed airport supervisor, who is white by the way, left city employment while the investigation was underway.
The female subordinate who filed the suit is also no longer employed at the airport, however FOX 5’s Morse Diggs reports that she has accepted a job at a different department in the city.
Have you ever been called (or referred to anyone as) an “Angry Black Woman”?
Was $45,000 an appropriate settlement amount for use of the phrase?