Cal posted a new picture
Izzy Kapp, a now retired shop foreman from the old Republic Steel Plant in
Cleveland . At 17, Izzy immigrated to the USA from England after his family
escaped from Poland when he was 12. A more proud American can not be
imagined. He often said, ”I am overwhelmed by the opportunities my country
All five of his children graduated from college. One got an MS, another got
a JD, and the third an MD degree. It took Izzy 13 years of night school to
get a college degree.
When a young Black kid was being laid off at the end of his 90 day
evaluation period, he confronted Izzy in the huge Republic Steel Plant break
room at lunch and tried to intimidate him with all sorts of NAACP / ACLU /
”I want this on-the-record in front of everybody,” the young man said. ”You’
firin’ me ’cause I’m Black!”
Without even looking up from his sandwich the foreman said, ”No. We hired
you because you’re Black. We’re firing you because you’re useless.”
A great slogan for the 2012 election:
They Voted You In ~ Because You’re Black.
We’re Voting You Out ~ Because You’re Useless.