"Endurance, pain, frustration, sadness, it's just been six years of your life consumed with this issue," Doug Carl (pictured) told the TV station about the the case.
Darnell denied making such a statement, however, and no witness testified to hearing those comments firsthand.
"The only reason Mr. Carl alleges that race played a part in the selection process is because the person chosen happened to be an African-American female," Ware said in his statement, reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Mr. Carl was incredulous that a black woman would be chosen over him and thus decided to accuse the county of a race-based decision."
Fulton County has appealed last year's ruling, so no money has yet changed hands.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlaws race, sex and various other kinds of discrimination, was initially intended to end the suppression of the black vote, as well as racial segregation in schools, workplaces and public facilities. But increasing numbers of white men claim that they have become victims of racial and sex bias, and are demanding justice under the law.
This week, the former chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, a white man, sued the school, alleging gender discrimination. He claims he is the only high-level administrator to be denied an exemption from the university's mandatory retirement age, so that the school could appoint a woman to his job -- a woman who is just a year younger.
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