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Detroit firefighter fired for bringing watermelon to station

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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:19 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: ketsuko

Looks like I was a racist before you were! What do I win?
Macaroni and cheese!




posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: Alien Abduct



Oh please do !



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:20 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
a reply to: roadgravel


Wait a cotton picking minute!


So Nylon is less racist?



Hi, I'm Wally, a nerdy man who invented nylon, the less racist material.

Little did he know that nylon tents would be found at future protests.




posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

So true. This is why I may need to switch to just generic gift certificates when asked to bring something to social events or for special occasions.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: Alien Abduct

Could whites be offended by this watermelon?

If not, the Detroit Fire Dept is going to pay out millions for this foolishness.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:22 PM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
Good gawd! I have brought watermelon to family dinners where everybody is supposed to bring something. It is healthy and can serve a dozen or more people. He looks young. He probably wasn't even aware of the stereotype association.

Who were the firefighters that complained? They are a bunch of troublemakers and obviously don't want the newbie...maybe it's because HE is the wrong color. They need to be investigated for prejudice, imo.


That and coming in as a probie he was probably broke...

So now throw in perhaps he's a health conscious eater, advocate of healthy foods, and for the $3 he had to his name it was a choice between a box of doughnuts or a watermelon to serve the entire station...



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Very likely honestly



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:24 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: UnBreakable
a reply to: seasonal

If he also brought fried chicken, grape soda, Fritos, and Skittles, then I'd be suspicious.



At that point you'd have to wonder if he was being racist or pandering though.


I guess it didn't help his cause when he brought the watermelon while in black face singing Mammy.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:24 PM
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Just when you think you've heard it all.

wow

Not sure what really happened there, but if he did it with the intent to offend, he's a real piece of work and deserves to have been fired.

But if he innocently didn't know it might cause offense, I feel sorry for him...and for all of us who live in this zero-tolerance world where what you mean isn't relevant if what you do offends someone.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:26 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Honestly...he is probably better off not having to work with so many cynical people. He lucked out the hard way.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: loam

This is also a defamation case, the Detroit Fire Dept called this guy a racist in front of the world literally.
How easy is it going to be for this watermelon offering racist to get a job?

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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:29 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

That's a really good point.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:29 PM
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What about grapefruits?

Ive just seen some video I cant unsee now.


Where does the grapefruit lie?


Hard to type these sentences while this massive slurp sound is deafening me.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:29 PM
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.......

i guess this is my new reality....

one where i double post every time

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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:31 PM
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So if his fellow firefighter was bleeding to death should he refuse to use White gloves to apply pressure?
If the guys in his company are so touchy he's better off not working with a bunch of jerks.
My family devours watermelon, does that mean I have a genetic secret in my history?
I can't believe the world today.
It's like stepping in to a Salvador Dali painting.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:31 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Alien Abduct

Could whites be offended by this watermelon?

If not, the Detroit Fire Dept is going to pay out millions for this foolishness.


Apparently not. And yeah I hope he sues the piss out of them and wins.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:31 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: loam

This is also a defamation case, the Detroit Fire Dept called this guy a racist in front of the world literally.
How easy is it going to be for this watermelon offering racist to get a job?

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i wouldn't be surprised if he get a number of job offers from owners with a certain mindset.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:32 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Are you referring to the grapefruit technique?



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:35 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

This guy just won the lottery. But his ass will get kicked if caught in certain areas now, after all he is a watermelon yielding racist.

The people in the Detroit should start to ask some hard questions to their leadership on what racism is and how much should it cost.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye


Why are there remixes ? hahaha



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