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jimnyc
10-09-2017, 11:09 AM
Or is it only racist when someone wants it to be? I don't get it. We eat watermelon all the time here, my wife loves it. Sure, if someone ADDS something racist to it, whether verbal or physical, then of course it's demeaning and racist.

But this guy doesn't appear to have done any of that. If the station was a majority black firefighters, and he was a rookie on probation, why in the world would he purposely be racist towards them? Apparently there was nothing said, nor anything physical, done to believe it was a racist act. But a Detroit firefighter apparently lost his job over one, for bringing it in as a gift.

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Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work

A Detroit firefighter was fired before he officially began his first day on the job for bringing a watermelon to work.
Robert Pattison, 41, introduced himself to his fellow firefighters at Engine 55 at the corner of Joy and Southfield in Detroit by bringing a welcome gift, WJBK reported.

Second Battalion Chief Shawn McCarty calls this welcome gift “a tradition” for Engine 55’s firefighters.

“It’s not mandatory, it’s voluntary,” he said. “You come in bearing gifts. The usual gift is doughnuts, but you are allowed to bring whatever you want to bring in.”

Pattison, who was a probationary firefighter, decided to stand out from the crowd and bring a watermelon with a pink bow on top.

Some black firefighters were reportedly offended by Pattison’s gesture since 90 percent of the firefighters at Engine 55 are black.

“When you get your first detail at a firehouse you pretty much know what you are getting yourself into,” said Patrick Trout. “So you would have to say it was probably a bad call.”

McCarty said that some people at the firehouse claim it is “racially insensitive” to bring a watermelon to a firehouse.

Pattison argued that he did not bring in the watermelon as a joke and had no intention of offending his colleagues.

Rest - http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/08/detroit-firefighter-fired-bringing-racially-insensitive-watermelon-work/

High_Plains_Drifter
10-10-2017, 06:25 AM
This is BEYOND retarded... leftist democrat political correctness on an EPIC scale.

This is part and parcel WHY the left has lost over a thousand seats of power in the last 9 years, and will continue to lose.

Left 'em keep it up. Normal, logical, middle Americans see it, and don't like it.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
10-10-2017, 06:50 AM
This is BEYOND retarded... leftist democrat political correctness on an EPIC scale.

This is part and parcel WHY the left has lost over a thousand seats of power in the last 9 years, and will continue to lose.

Left 'em keep it up. Normal, logical, middle Americans see it, and don't like it.

Problem is-- our public school system is churning(indoctrination into liberal insanity) out millions more each decade that think and act like that.
As we die off and more school taught liberalism is continued, what do you think will happen in 20/40 more years--if we even last that long!
Liberals live to destroy this great nation- they, the scum lib/dems, are a cancer-- BEING DISGUISED AS A BLESSING..
A sad and tragic reality, IMHO.... --TYR

Abbey
10-10-2017, 07:34 AM
You just can't make this stuff up.

tailfins
10-10-2017, 10:05 AM
I can train your watermelon to be more racially sensitive. All it takes is a racial sensitivity training session which I will provide for $100 per hour. It should take about three hours.

Abbey
10-10-2017, 10:54 AM
I read that it was tied with a pink bow. So, actually it was too gender-specific and therefore sexist, too.

Drummond
10-10-2017, 08:04 PM
Not even the overly politically correct UK would go that far.

Never have I seen any local Lefties vocally remonstrating with staff in any branch of Tesco supermarket (or Asda, Lidl, etc ...) for selling racist foodstuffs ..... :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

aboutime
10-10-2017, 09:03 PM
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Gunny
10-10-2017, 09:37 PM
They'll be outlawing fruit next. Maybe some NFL players will take a knee until it's banished from the US.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
10-11-2017, 11:37 AM
Damn! Just imagine if he had brought --fried chicken, grape soda and ICE COLD 40'S!!!
gasp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here we get to see the liberal insanity and how it inspires and deliberately instigates racial division in this nation to further its nation weakening/destroying goals, IMHO. -Tyr

LongTermGuy
10-11-2017, 11:45 AM



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