Boeing investigating racist incident at Everett plant

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing has launched an investigation after a Black manager at the company’s Everett jet assembly plant found racist symbols on his desk when he arrived for work Tuesday. The Seattle Times reports Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal reacted with a message to all 65,000 employees in his division Wednesday, saying “Racial discrimination, harassment and acts of intimidation will never be tolerated anywhere within Boeing,” A company spokesperson says Boeing is withholding details of the symbols for purposes of the investigation and to avoid giving whoever did it a platform. Deal also wrote that Boeing dismissed several employees this week after an investigation found they engaged in behavior that was not consistent with their values.