BLACK BUZZ NEWS SERVICE
March 30, 2011
At a time when most Negroes are afraid of their own shadow Betty Dukes and other similarly situated women at Wal-Mart have filed a large law suit alleging discrimination in the systems of pay, and promotions against the mega employer.
I would like to commend Mrs. Dukes for having the intelligence, courage, heart, and determination to stand up for all the women at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club.
Mrs. Dukes lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. vs Dukes-10-277 was filed in 2001 and thousands of women have already benefited from the filing of the lawsuit by receiving equitable promotions and appropriate pay increases.
Although in some cases the defendant Wal-Mart may be able to show that they presently are promoting women and paying women in a fair manner that does not take them off hook for the allegations and actions alleged prior to the filing of the suit in 2001 nor any present affects of past discrimination.
The Supreme Court has to first decide whether or not Betty Dukes has standing to file a class action lawsuit for 1.5 million women who are similarly situated as the Plaintiff Mrs Dukes. The U. S. Supreme Court may remand the merits of the case to the lower court or they may elect to hear all the allegations after ruling on the numerosity of the class, and other legal issues that are germane to certifying the class.
The women at Wal-Mart should not expect a favorable ruling on the class because the Court is presently stacked with judicial activist neo-cons who are solely on the court to protect the interest of big business and the extreme right wing. Remember the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United?