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Black former Amazon worker alleges discrimination in pandemic response [Video]

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A Black former Amazon worker has filed a lawsuit against the e-commerce giant, alleging it racially discriminated against him and put fellow people of color at risk as they worked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a proposed class-action suit filed Thursday in the Eastern District of New York, Chris Smalls alleges he was fired from Amazon in March within hours of organizing a public demonstration demanding a fulfillment center at which a worker tested positive be deep-cleaned and sanitized. Amazon said he was fired for violating safety procedures — breaking a quarantine after coming in contact with an infected colleague.

Smalls says in the complaint that he organized the protest after alleging that "Amazon was not taking the temperatures of workers before allowing them to commence work nor providing its workers with personal protective equipment or hand sanitizer nor adequately enforcing social distancing within the facility nor following New York or …

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JOHN JOHN FLORENCE RELEASES TOKYO RISING [Video]

ASB MAGAZINE: Two-time world champion surferJohn John Florence, in partnership with Clif Bar, has released a new documentary film Tokyo Rising, through Amazon Prime Video.Tokyo Risingchronicles Florences 2019 professional surfing season and quest to earn a position on the inaugural Team USA Olympic surf team. With Kelly Slater on his heels, Florence is faced with a high-stakes decision five months after reconstructive surgery on his ACL. The battle for Olympic qualification comes down to the Pipe Masters on Oahus North Shore.

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