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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
Reply #10 - Oct 10th, 2017 at 2:34pm
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crepe05 wrote on Oct 10th, 2017 at 7:57am:
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.


It's ok if you're 3/4 African American, only the 1/4 of you that isn't can eat the watermelon, otherwise you'd just be burning yourself.
  

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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
Reply #11 - Oct 10th, 2017 at 2:36pm
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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...


Same thing happened to me actually and is the only reason I didn't make fire chief by now.   It was a bunch of white Canadian SAR guys and I accidentally brought ginger ale to the picnic.  F*ck my life, who knew?!   Undecided
  

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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
Reply #12 - Oct 10th, 2017 at 3:28pm
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It's like bringing veggies to a Texan barbecue...
  

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The Hamster is at it Again wrote on Mar 2nd, 2017 at 4:30am:
... that has less power than a hair dryer used by a eunuch.



Rabbit_Reborn wrote on Feb 5th, 2017 at 5:40pm:
...that makes me a moron.
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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
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BowHunter wrote on Oct 10th, 2017 at 3:28pm:
It's like bringing veggies to a Texan barbecue...

Not as bad as bringing beans to a Mexican barbecue  Cheesy
  

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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
Reply #14 - Oct 10th, 2017 at 4:58pm
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BowHunter wrote on Oct 10th, 2017 at 3:28pm:
It's like bringing veggies to a Texan barbecue...


hey hey hey cole slaw & pinto beans are great with BBQ   Cool
  
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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
Reply #15 - Oct 10th, 2017 at 7:35pm
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He should of brought grape soda and fried chicken
  

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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
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JohnnyBgood wrote on Oct 10th, 2017 at 7:35pm:
He should of brought grape soda and fried chicken


red soda, it's better with chicken

  
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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
Reply #17 - Oct 10th, 2017 at 10:18pm
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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...



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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
Reply #18 - Oct 10th, 2017 at 10:42pm
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USyeah wrote on Oct 10th, 2017 at 9:15pm:
red soda, it's better with chicken


That's because you're white/or not black.
  

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Re: Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work
Reply #19 - Oct 10th, 2017 at 10:52pm
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JohnnyBgood wrote on Oct 10th, 2017 at 10:42pm:
That's because you're white/or not black.


Ha Ha I bet you eat Church's Chicken  Cool

and no grape soda here

https://popeyes.com/menu/beverages/
  
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