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Home Front: Culture Wars
Suit calls S.F. housing head bully, racist
[SF Gate] The San Francisco Housing Authority, which runs more than 6,000 units of public housing for the city's poor, is headed by an executive director who discriminates against white employees in favor of African Americans and regularly employs offensive, outlandish language and behavior in the workplace, according to a lawsuit filed by the agency's own lawyer.

The suit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court by the agency's assistant general counsel, Tim Larsen, paints executive director Henry Alvarez as a mercurial bully - a description echoed in interviews with The Chronicle by several others who have had close contact with Alvarez since his arrival at the Housing Authority in 2008.

Alvarez was recruited by Mayor Ed Lee, who was the city administrator at the time, from the Housing Authority in San Antonio to lead an agency that has had a series of leaders ousted or scrutinized. During Alvarez's tenure, the agency's federal scorecard has gotten worse, and housing advocates say Alvarez's leadership hurts those who need housing the most.

Lee defended Alvarez, though he was unaware that the director was being sued or of the complaints others have lodged against him. The mayor said that Alvarez has "one of the toughest jobs" in the city, and that he stands by his choice.

"I don't get into personnel matters," Lee said. "But I am familiar with every Housing Authority (director) being called a bully. I've been called a bully, and I don't think I am."

Larsen, who is white, has worked at the Housing Authority for eight years and says that he was repeatedly passed over for promotions and plum assignments in favor of African American employees.

Alvarez is African American, and according to Larsen's lawsuit, screamed at Larsen daily; gave him menial jobs such as organizing recycling; and told him to "stop being so Anglo," that he "did not have enough kink in his hair," and that "if you had more melatonin in your skin, I could make you my deputy."
Posted by: Fred || 12/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top||

#1  biatch!
Posted by: texhooey || 12/03/2012 1:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Larsen, who is white, has worked at the Housing Authority for eight years and says that he was repeatedly passed over for promotions and plum assignments in favor of African American employees.

Welcome to the new normal Mr. Larsen. Shame you didn't see it coming.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/03/2012 2:07 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Nader: War Criminal Obama Worse Than Bush
[Breitbart] "He's gone beyond George W. Bush in drones, for example. He thinks the world is his plate, that national sovereignties mean nothing, drones can go anywhere."
Posted by: Fred || 12/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top||

#1  I'm trying to figure out who's more unhinged - Nader, or the article's commenters.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/03/2012 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Can You Guess Who I Am ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/03/2012 1:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Everytime I see Ralph, he looks more and more like everybody's crazy uncle...
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/03/2012 2:22 Comments || Top||

#4  You're about two months too late, Ralph.
Posted by: Bobby || 12/03/2012 5:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Ralph might want to buckle his seatbelt right along with all of us. I fear there will be some rough motoring ahead.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/03/2012 6:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Hey, Ralf! You know that old saying about how if you are sitting at the table and can't figure out who the mark is? Yeah, exactly.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/03/2012 9:04 Comments || Top||

#7  So who do you think Ralf voted for?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/03/2012 9:06 Comments || Top||

#8  I came across a great comment in a Jack Vance book on the weekend:
"Of all the groups of human beings, the most relentless are the pacifists."
Posted by: Grunter || 12/03/2012 10:17 Comments || Top||

#9  Where is the Time Magazine "We are all war criminals now" cover story?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/03/2012 10:31 Comments || Top||

#10  I see the Obama fan boys are out again.
Posted by: Blossom Thinerong6539 || 12/03/2012 10:47 Comments || Top||

#11  Boy's been missing an anti-roll bar for years if you ask me, I mean to say the boys roll-center is way, way too high, way too high for his own good. Needs a good talking too if you ask me, that is to say the boys a nut, light in the head, too much houndstooth, not enough hound. Crazy that is, but rich.

Posted by: Shipman || 12/03/2012 12:20 Comments || Top||

#12  So who do you think Ralf voted for?

The Green Party candidate, most likely.

Where is the Time Magazine "We are all war criminals now" cover story?

That was Newsweek, but your point is taken.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/03/2012 13:17 Comments || Top||

#13  I suspect Ralphy voted for Roseanne Barr and Cindy Sheehan VP on the Peace and Freedom Party...350,000 did.
Posted by: Mugsy Glink || 12/03/2012 13:51 Comments || Top||

#14  If Ralph really cared instead of being an ego whore he would not have tried for President but would have gone for Senate from the green party. That way lefties in whatever chosen state could funnel their protests into his election without feeling it would give the election away to Republicans.

Same goes for the Libertarian candidate.

Poach a senate and house seat here and there. Get attention as a party. Then send someone to the big show.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 12/03/2012 16:51 Comments || Top||

#15  Good point Pappy - I had forgotten Nader was all green.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/03/2012 19:04 Comments || Top||

#16  The good news for POTUS Bammer is that, as per BENGHAZI-GATE, things heating up everywhere overseas means the Congress may not have the time or political will to set up Sen. John McCain's desired investigative panel [impeachment?] on the death of AMB Stevens.

One can argue the Bammer knows what he's doing as it was he himself whom gave Iran the deadline of March 2013.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/03/2012 22:48 Comments || Top||

#17  E.G. TOPIX > [Powerline Blog] AL QAEDA - RESURGENT IN IRAQ AND EMERGENT IN SYRIA THANKS IN SMALL PART TO PRESIDENT OBAMA HIMSELF.

and

* SAME > [News Kerala] PAKISTAN HAS DESIGNATED THE US [its]"ENEMY" BY TERMING TALIBAN LEADER MULLAH NAZIR "FRIENDLY", to the Pak Govt-State.

* SAME > IMRAN KHAN VOWS TO DELINK PAKISTAN FROM US WAR ON TERROR.

In short, Radical Islam is steadily getting stronger + going Nuclear, while the US appears to be downsizing its forces only to have to go back in again. The US is seemingly "holding" for now, which is why how the Bammer handles CHINA in the ECS + SCS + mainland Asia [China-India-Pak] may prove decisive.

THE US HAS NOT HAD A NUCLEAR CONFRONTATION WID AN OPPOSING MAJOR POWER SINCE THE 1962 CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS + 1973 YOM KIPPUR WAR, BOTH OF WHICH WERE AGZ THE SOVIETS.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/03/2012 23:03 Comments || Top||



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