Lawsuit: Atlanta Arena Discriminates Against Black Performers

Lawsuit claims that major Atlanta sports and performance arena discriminates against blacks.

“A former security manager at Atlanta‚Äôs premier sports and entertainment arena says that black performers there face tougher security measures during events than white performers and that he was fired for complaining to his managers about discrimination.

In a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court, Samuel R. Hayes accused Philips Arena operator ATL Hawks LLC and one of his superiors at the facility of routinely making security concessions for white performers that they did not offer to their black counterparts.” [READ MORE]