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“Dog Doesn't Like Black People”: Catholic Priest Refused To Hire Black Woman Blaming It On His Dog

Date August 22, 2019 16:42

According to NBC News, a recent poll states that racism is still a major problem in the United States. In the modern world, 64% of Americans experience unfair treatment because of their skin color.

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The recent incident only proves how serious this problem is.

Racist dog?

One woman is accusing a local priest in discrimination and blaming his wrongdoing on his dog. LaShundra Allen shared she was supposed to replace a cleaning lady but the priest didn’t want to hire her.

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She claimed the church staff explained his decision by saying:

They were just like, ‘Well, I'm not really sure how to say this,' kind of like in a joking way,’ but Father Jacek doesn't want black people cleaning the house because his dog is racist.'

Allen didn’t even meet Father Jacek Kowal in person. However, the priest released a statement noting that the woman’s accusations are not true.

Father Jacek explained in a sent statement that his dog ‘had a bad experience with a stranger’ when he was younger. That stranger was African American. The priest claims that since then, his German Shepherd has been aggressive towards strangers, especially African Americans.

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Not long ago, Bishop George Murry declared that the Catholic Church must ‘speak and live the truth’ in order to fight racism and help people who have been oppressed because of their skin color.

Those are very loud words but it doesn’t seem to be happening just yet.