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Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
Oct 9th, 2017 at 3:09pm
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Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work



By: Katherine Rodriguez
8 Oct 2017

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.”

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

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.

Fire Commissioner Eric Jones said in a statement that Pattison was officially discharged:

There is zero tolerance for discriminatory behavior inside the Detroit Fire Department. On Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Engine 55, a trial firefighter (probationary employee) engaged in unsatisfactory work behavior which was deemed offensive and racially insensitive to members of the Detroit Fire Department. After a thorough investigation, it was determined that the best course of action was to terminate the employment of this probationary employee.


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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
Reply #1 - Oct 9th, 2017 at 4:40pm
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stu_gatze wrote on Oct 9th, 2017 at 3:09pm:
Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work

http://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/10/watermelons-watermelon-afp-photo-640x48...

By: Katherine Rodriguez
8 Oct 2017

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.”

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

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.

Fire Commissioner Eric Jones said in a statement that Pattison was officially discharged:

There is zero tolerance for discriminatory behavior inside the Detroit Fire Department. On Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Engine 55, a trial firefighter (probationary employee) engaged in unsatisfactory work behavior which was deemed offensive and racially insensitive to members of the Detroit Fire Department. After a thorough investigation, it was determined that the best course of action was to terminate the employment of this probationary employee.


MORE>http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/08/detroit-firefighter-fired-bri...




Sooooo I take it chocolate donuts are out also.
  

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What a sad state our country has fallen into.
  


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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
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should have dug into his pocket a little deeper and sprung for the fried chicken..
  

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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
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It's so over in this country. Non-sensibility is running amok., looking for reasons to feel aggrieved and offended, exploiting every opportunity to feed the race demons. Best advice...don't give legitimacy to the race merchants. Push back until their nonsense is generally acknowledged. No more wood pile searches! No more trying to fabricate something out of nothing. No more crying " wolf!"  My father used to bring ice cold watermelons to work for his crew in the summer time where they worked with hot tar and sand and asbestos. The guys sure appreciated it...black and white alike.
  
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isn't that a scene from Shawshank Redemption   Roll Eyes

  
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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
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USyeah wrote on Oct 9th, 2017 at 9:19pm:
isn't that a scene from Shawshank Redemption   Roll Eyes

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I don't think so. They worked making roofing shingles. The plant has been shut down.
  
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Jasmine wrote on Oct 9th, 2017 at 4:42pm:
What a sad state our country has fallen into.


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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
Reply #8 - Oct 10th, 2017 at 7:57am
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Where in heaven's name can I find a list of racist foods?  When did blacks become the only race that enjoyed watermelon?  Will I be charged as a racially insensitive shopper if I buy 1/4 of watermelon for mr crepe and me? 

Detroit, you are in a financial mess.  Your city is in shambles.  People have moved out to the suburbs because of all of the crime in your city, and you're worried about a gift of food from a new firefighter?  BTW,  did the firefighters eat the watermelon or give it to the poor, or stomp on it, or tell the former firefighter to take it home with him?  If they ate it, then a double shame on them.
  
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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
Reply #9 - Oct 10th, 2017 at 1:55pm
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The Original Wally wrote on Oct 9th, 2017 at 4:44pm:
should have dug into his pocket a little deeper and sprung for the fried chicken..


And no collard greens?!

  

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