Roundy's employees accused of using racial slurs, Milwaukee Black Panthers protest
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee's Black Panthers staged a protest at the Milwaukee headquarters of Roundy's supermarkets.
They claim two upper-level employees at Roundy's warehouse in Oconomowoc have been using racist language in front of employees. One of those employees is the grandson of the late James Cameron, the man who founded the Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee.
"They used the n-word on numerous occasions in a meeting," said Black Panthers' King Rick. "People complained, and no one is doing anything about it. We're gonna do something about it. Do you know how many black and brown people shop at Kroger's and Roundy's? We're demanding that these individuals get fired."
Roundy's sent a statement that says:
"Respect, inclusion and diversity are key values at our company. We do not tolerate the use of offensive and derogatory language. We are currently investigating the allegation. Beyond that, we generally do not comment on personnel matters."