FORMER RED SOX EMPLOYEE FILES COMPLAINT CLAIMING RACIAL BIAS
The Red Sox have been accused by a former employee of
"fostering a racial climate hostile to black employees,"
according to Adrian Walker of the BOSTON GLOBE. Thomas
Sneed, an African-American former employee of the team,
"says the team failed to fully investigate several racially-
based incidents in which he was targeted, and even asked him
to keep quiet about them." Sneed, who worked for the team
for seven years, said that on two separate occasions
pictures in his office of his white fiancee were "defaced,"
once with a "racial epithet," and he says he "interpreted
the message as a clear threat of physical violence." In a
statement, the Red Sox "acknowledged that Sneed had reported
the incidents," but "denied that the club had not tried to
stop them" (Adrian Walker, BOSTON GLOBE, 12/16).