This is what management of Florida’s Prestige Transportation Service allegedly told its HR manager with respect to hiring African-Americans, according to a newly filed EEOC Title VII class action lawsuit. The EEOC claims that the company refused to hire African-Americans.
The complaint alleges, among other things, that management also regularly told its HR manager that it would be a "waste of paper" to give African-Americans employment applications and advised her not to do so.
Assuming that these claims are true, it is not often these days that in the hiring process such blatantly discriminatory (as opposed to hostile or harassing) acts or comments occur with such brazen openness, and then go on to become court cases. I guess that in some ironic way this may be considered a measure of progress.