Baltimore City Impose $40,000 Penalty for Contractor That Failed to Hire Enough Black-Owned Partners

Robert E. Harrington said that when a project manager for a company that won an $11 million sewer contract with the city of Baltimore used a racial slur in a heated meeting with him, he saw two courses of action.

“It was just best for me to leave and not end up in a jail cell,” said Harrington, who is black.