Washington State Equity Director Fired After Complaints Of Racist Comments

  • Washington state’s Office of Equity director was fired amid accusations of running a hostile work environment and racism.
  • Karen Johnson, who was the state’s first Office of Equity director, was terminated from her job after an investigation of her conduct revealed several complaints about her conduct, including a “perceived to be evidence of bias against Mexicans,” according to a report by Jason Rantz of KTTH.
  • The investigation was conducted by MFR Law Group PLLC and found several current and former employees complained about Johnson’s “biased and insensitive conduct,” with one staffer claiming she told a “self-identified” Mexican she has a “distrust” of “Mexican people.”
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