Black Housekeeper Denied Church Job Because of Priest’s “Racist Dog

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The Catholic Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee is denying two housekeepers’ claims that one of the women was denied a job due to racial discrimination.

In a statement, the diocese said it launched an investigation into an incident where a Black female was denied a job as a house cleaner because the priest’s dog is “racist.” LaShundra Allen, a Black woman, was taken by her white coworker Emily Weaver to the home of Reverend Jacek Kowal on May 3 for her first day of being assigned to clean the rectory of the Catholic Church of Incarnation in Collierville, Tennessee, USA Today reported. Weaver, an employee at Master Building Service Contractors, was training Allen as her replacement.
The statement, written by Reverend David P. Talley, says that a parish staff member told Allen and Weaver that she was concerned about Allen entering…

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