The home of a Catholic priest was the last place LaShundra Allen ever would have expected to be denied work because of her skin color, she said.
Allen, who is black, arrived with her white co-worker the morning of May 3 for what was supposed to be her first day cleaning the Rev. Jacek Kowal’s rectory at the Catholic Church of the Incarnation in Collierville, Tennessee. The co-worker from the cleaning company who accompanied her, Emily Weaver, was quitting and came along to introduce Allen as her replacement.
But the women wouldn’t get far. The secretary stopped them, Allen told The Washington Post, and said she would have to go ask Kowal if the new arrangement was OK.
The secretary soon informed them it was actually not OK – because of the priest’s “racist” dog.
I don’t know what it is, but every dog I’ve ever owned did not like blacks, even CharlieGodammit, and he’s about the friendliest dog I’ve ever run across. But then again, I’ve had black friends that owned dogs that hated white people. I guess it depends on what they’re used to.