NBA arena discriminated against black artists such as Drake, claims lawsuit

  • Former security chief at Atlanta Hawks sues after his dismissal
  • Lawsuit claims white acts such as Radiohead given preferential treatment

A former security manager at the arena where the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks play says white entertainers performing there were allowed to bypass security measures while similar requests by black entertainers were denied.

Alleging racial discrimination, Samuel Hayes filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Atlanta Hawks LLC, which operates the arena. The lawsuit says Hayes was fired because he’s black and because he complained about security measures that he says were selectively enforced based on race. The Hawks hired Hayes in August to work as manager of security operations at Philips Arena and for the team, the lawsuit says. He was fired on 28 April.

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