Tesla Implicated In Racism Lawsuit – Here’s What You Need To Know

From Transport Evolved.


Today’s video tackles a very serious topic and very serious allegations being made against Tesla, some of its employees and its management. It centres around a civil court case filed by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing in the state of California against Tesla and fifty defendants at the company. In discussing the court case and the several years of investigation which led to it, we will be discussing racism in the workplace, including the allegations of widespread use of racial slurs, racist imagery and racist graffiti, in addition to the allegedy overtly racially-motivated discrimination in the work place by the defendents against black and/or African American employees and contractors at Tesla’s various Californian facilities.

To properly cover this, portions of filed court papers containing examples of all of the above will be shared in this video. Those of you watching with younger audience members may wish to review this content first.

For those impacted by the topics discussed in this video, you’ll also find links to resources and support organizations below:

Talking to kids – https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-honestly-with-children-about-racism


For Teens:
For Adults:

ACLU’s resources for people experiencing racial discrimination in the workplace – https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/discrimination-on-the-basis-of-race-ethnicity-or-national-origin/

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Filing a Charge of Discrimination:

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division:

List of mental health resources for BIPOC people (broken up by population) – https://www.onlinemswprograms.com/resources/social-issues/mental-health-resources-racial-ethnic-groups/

U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org (1-800-273-8255)


Last week, California’s Department for Fair Employment and Housing filed an extensive civil court cases against Tesla for alleged racial discrimination and harassment.

Tesla disputes these allegations.

Today we’re looking into the allegations raised by the DFEH in its court filing: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2022/02/DFEH-vs-Tesla.pdf – as well as Tesla’s official response to the same.

00:00 – Disclaimer
02:09 – Introduction
05:02 – History of NUMMI
07:28 – Racism isn’t just a problem at Tesla
09:53 – Specific allegations against Tesla
18:34 – Elon’s reaction to past allegations
20:51 – DFEH’s history on taking on cases
26:00 – Tesla’s previous responses
27:35 – Tesla’s current response
32:03 – Things that don’t look good for Tesla
35:40 – Conclusion.
Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Camera: Michael Horton
Audio: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Quotes read on behalf of DFEH: Kate Walton-Elliott
Quotes read on behalf of Tesla, Elon Musk: Winter Tashlin
End Credits, Artwork: Erin Carlie
Coloring: Winter Tashlin
Editor, Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2022

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