Wow I can't believe this... *cliffnotes* My father is a general contractor in construction. He does major highway and commercial work. Over the years he has faced racism and discrimination. He's a subcontractor for a company called MCM on the bay bridge (in Oakland, CA). He has had issues with them from the start. They would delay hissubmittals or RFI's (which are materials that need to be approved by the state/owner before you can use them). He has been on this project for a year and still hasn't gotten paid. They didn't want him to have the job in the beginning but he got it because of affirmative action. He took the job because he knew he would get notorietyfor it and wanted to take on the challenge. He's 90% done with the project after they put all these roadblocks against him. He seen this on his job today... Wow *Updated 12/15/2009* After what happened yesterday my father still had a meeting to attend today regarding the project. Simultaneously, he was planning to discuss the noose incident as well. He met with MCM's project manager the electrical sub-contractor, and the guy who hung the noose (who works for the electrical sub-contractor). My father told me the guy admitted he did it and didn't have any remorse.:smh. After he heard that farce, my father told me he had to leave because he was so furious at how nonchalantly MCM and the electrical contractor acted towards the situation. My father made some calls to his attorney and plans to have the same people who worked on the Oscar Grant case on board. This is too wild. *Updated 12/17/2009* My father got a call from the equal opportunity officer from Caltrans. She basically informed him that an investigation is in process. He's very upsetbecause he feels that the superiors that he's reached out to aren't taking it serious. For example, a law firm said they weren't going to acceptthe case. I know it could be because they felt that not much monetary benefit would come from it or it could be (in their minds) not enough evidence. I'mpissed about that. It seems that people are just going about it nonchalantly. He told me that some of his associates even said just to move on and it's ajoke. If people have the nerve to hang nooses on a person's jobsite you don't know what kind of heinous acts they maybe capable of. If someone gotkilled would that get their attention?