The NAACP will be keeping a close eye on Jim Crane, thanks to an investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:
The EEOC found a number violations against Crane's company, which was fined for:
*Failing or refusing to promote African-Americans.
*Demoting females from managerial positions
*Maintaining a hostile work environment against African-Americans, Hispanics and females with respect to terms, conditions and privileges of employment.
*Failing to adequately investigate incidents of sexual and gender harassment.
The Houston chapter of the NAACP:
"We are deeply concerned that someone, that has a broad reach throughout the community and across the country regarding employment ... has such a dismal record in the area of discrimination. As such this is someone that should be monitored very closely in the area of employment discrimination as it relates to minorities and (women)."
As a friend told me in an email, "Power plus Spotlight doesn't always equal a good thing."