Nooses targeting black worker found at Windsor Assembly Plant

A suspected hate crime is under investigation after a noose was found the Windsor Chrysler Assembly Plant 

It isn't the first time a noose was found at the plant as Windsor police and Chrysler management are investigating.

"This is an incident that was reported to us last Thursday," said LouAnn Gosselin, Chrysler Canada head of communications. "And we've been cooperating with the authorities since then, to try to get to the bottom of the situation."

Construction workers renovating the plant are said to have found three nooses between Monday and last Thursday.

According to the Windsor Star, an African-American employee was the target of what some are calling a hate crime.

"We're certainly going to wait until we know all the information before we make any further comments," Gosselin said. "But certainly FCA Canada has zero tolerance for workplace harassment."

The imagery of nooses have become synonymous with lynchings and the terror african americans lived under after being freed from slavery.

According to some counts, more than 3,000 African-Americans were lynched between 1882 and 1951.

The Windsor plant is not the first to come under scrutiny after nooses were found there.

Someone discovered a noose made of electrical cord at the Ford plant in Woodhaven in 2010.

Police are investigating whether security cameras within the Windsor plant may have recorded the incidents.
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