Wednesday, February 5, 2014

No African Americans were hired

I was glad to hear Rep. Phil Roe’s comments after the president’s speech to the nation. Rep. Roe stated that 35 percent of young African Americans are without work.

Recently, the city of Kingsport was praising how well the aquatic center is doing, which is great. But of the 100 or so people hired, not one of them is an African American.

I know there were some young African Americans that applied for jobs at the aquatic center.

You would think that with Eastman Chemical Co. building its world headquarters here that Kingsport would do a better job of diversity in its hiring practices.

Douglas Releford Kingsport