White cop sues city over boss's alleged racist, sexist comments about black boyfriend

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November 13, 2019 - 1:32 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A white NYPD officer is suing the city for comments by her supervisor that she said were racist and sexist.

In the lawsuit, officer Vanessa Weinbel claimed that her supervisor, Lt. Rasheena Huffman, told Weinbel that she looked like reality show star Kim Kardashian-West and that was the reason that black men were attracted to her. Weinbel’s boyfriend is African-American.

Weinbel also alleged that Huffman, who is black, made disparaging comments about interracial relationships, saying that “people should stick with their own because your kids won't come out right or look like you,” according to NYC New York.

Other charges include Huffman questioning the ethnicity of Weinbel’s boyfriend, saying that interracial children would have to check a “confused” box on the U.S. Census, and claiming that the only thing that racists “hate worse than black people are interracial relationships. They're tired of seeing black men with white women."

Weinbel claimed that the comments dated back to 2016 and had been observed by other senior officers who failed to take action.

"If these allegations are true, this conduct is troubling,” a spokesperson for the New York City Law Department told NBC. “The city has zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind. We’ll investigate the facts as we proceed with the litigation."

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