Black People : Fired For Responding to a Racist on FB

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  1. Kemetstry

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    Meteorologist Fired for Responding to ‘Racist’ Facebook Post | Clutch Magazine
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    Social media can land employees in a heap of trouble, and meteorologist Rhonda A. Lee found that truth out


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    Someone in management should be fired. Her response was quite bland.





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    I saw that and thought that was one of the dumbest reasons to fire someone. It wasn't like she was being disrespectful... geez
     
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    This sounds suspect as a reason to fire anyone





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    Fire her for what?....She didn't do anything wrong...She didn't even say anything out the way or cuss anybody out.. She needs to sue for them for wrongful termination....
     
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    I think that station needs to have a massive write in campaign against it





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    In today's internet, you need to qualify statements like that. What does "attack" mean? Isn't this story about the clash between the online and offline worlds? Be smarter Kem..
     
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    On Oct. 1, a viewer identified as Emmitt Vascocu wrote,


    "the black lady that does the news is a very nice lady.the only thing is she needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair. im not sure if she is a cancer patient. but still its not something myself that i think looks good on tv. what about letting someone a male have waist long hair do the news.what about that (cq)."


    Lee replied the same day,


    "Hello Emmitt--I am the 'black lady' to which you are referring. I'm sorry you don't like my ethnic hair. And no I don't have cancer. I'm a non-smoking, 5'3, 121 lbs, 25 mile a week running, 37.5 year old woman, and I'm in perfectly healthy physical condition. I am very proud of my African-American ancestry which includes my hair. For your edification: traditionally our hair doesn't grow downward. It grows upward. Many Black women use strong straightening agents in order to achieve a more European grade of hair and that is their choice. However in my case I don't find it necessary. I'm very proud of who I am and the standard of beauty I display. Women come in all shapes, sizes, nationalities, and levels of beauty. Showing little girls that being comfortable in the skin and HAIR God gave me is my contribution to society. Little girls (and boys for that matter) need to see that what you look like isn't a reason to not achieve their goals. Conforming to one standard isn't what being American is about and I hope you can embrace that. Thank you for your comment and have a great weekend and thank for watching."

    Vascocu replied that Lee was right to be proud of who she is and that he is not a racist, but


    ". . . this world has . . . certain standerd (cq). if youve come from a world of being poor are you going to dress in rags?. . ."

    In a Nov. 14 post, viewer Kenny Moreland wrote,


    "Not to start any trouble, because I think that the annual 'Three Minute Smile' is a great function and I love to see kids so happy. Am I the only one that has noticed that this year, all the kids, lets say, are people of color? This is Channel 3, not KSLA, the 'Project Pride' network, that might as well be part of the BET Channel. Did KTBS slip up on a news story, and owe S'port's criminal mayor Cedric, a favor? Seems like some racism going on to me. Just saying....."

    Lee replied the next day,


    "I'm not sure I understand your comment, '...this is Channel 3 not KSLA...' What are you trying to say? The children are picked at random. So there goes your theory that they are selected for their color. I would like to think it doesn't matter who the child is. If you truly just want to see the kids happy your message had a funny way of showing it. Happy holidays.--Met. Rhonda Lee"

    full story at: http://mije.org/richardprince/fired-over-facebook-posting
    http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2012/12/meteorologist-fired-for-responding-to-racist-facebook-post/
     
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