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White Supervisor Tells Black Workers Not to Drink Water (Video)

Two African-American men are accusing the Atkinson Cotton Warehouse in Memphis, Tenn., of racial discrimination.

Antonio Harris and Marrio Mangrum claim their former supervisor told them the company water fountain and microwave were only to be used by whites. He also reportedly called them "monkeys."

“He would be like, ‘You need to think like a white man,'" Mangrum told WREG (video below).

“He pulled his pants down in front of us and told us to kiss his white tail,” Harris added.

According to, Harris used his cell phone to record what happened when he tried to drink from a water fountain at work.

In response, the supervisor said, "I need to put a sign here that says 'white people only.'"

When Harris tried to use the microwave, his supervisor told him not to "because you are not white."

Harris asked his supervisor, “What would they do when they catch me drinking your water?”

“That`s when we hang you,” replied the supervisor.

Harris and Mangrum have filed a discrimination complaint with the EEOC.

The owner of the cotton gin company refused to comment, except to say that said he outsources the management of the warehouse, but the outsourcing company won't talk either.

Sources: WREG and


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