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Man fired over watermelon as gift

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Blackeye

Is it just me, or has the world actually gone insane? (PS - I'll take that melon)

 

"A Detroit firefighter lost his job before he even started after the gift he provided to his fellow firefighters was considered “racially insensitive.â€
 
What happened?
The firefighter, Robert Pattison, was excited to start his new job. Typically, probationary firefighters at the Detroit fire company provide their new co-workers with a gift; a gesture of goodwill.
 
In this case, it was a watermelon bearing a pink bow.
 
Detroit’s WJBK-TV reported that while doughnuts are typical for a station-warming gift, probationary firefighters are permitted to gift anything they choose.
 
Why did he lose his job over a watermelon?
According to WJBK, some African-American firefighters were offended by Pattison’s choice in gift. Approximately 90 percent of the firefighters in the company are black, WJBK reported."

 

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/10/09/firefighter-loses-his-job-before-he-officially-begins-over-racially-insensitive-gift-of-watermelon/

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Parrothead

This racial shit is getting out of hand. People are too damned thin skinned today.

 

Fecking snowflakes.

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JohnOBohn

They scream about WHITES being racist.    Are they saying NO BLACKS eat watermenlons now????    How about pancakes.   Remember the Sambo chain of pancake houses???    Another reason I am glad I no longer live in America.

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Parrothead

They scream about WHITES being racist.    Are they saying NO BLACKS eat watermenlons now????    How about pancakes.   Remember the Sambo chain of pancake houses???    Another reason I am glad I no longer live in America.

 

I'm surprised that Aunt Jemima isn't out of business by now, due to the snowflakes being offended. 

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JohnOBohn

   Apparently you have not seen the latest greatest image of "Aunt Gemima".   Barely resemble a typical black of african heritage.   Much more like  a very dark skinned white woman.    Many thanks to hussein the kenyan and his monkey mate nearly all these logos, product names are now suddenly racist, anti-American, hate symbles, prejuduce against black by the low life white American.

    A lot of these products have around for well over one hundred years and were respected ad programs with NO ONE entertaing the sick idea they were demeaning to blacks.

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Blackeye

I'll still eat that melon .....

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