Firefighter Fired Over Watermelon Gift Deemed Racist

 

The 41 year old firefighter, just graduated from the academy told the news he brought it as a nice gesture to meet his new crew. 

He (probationary) was FIRED. The reason why is because he brought a watermelon with a pink bow to a firehouse which is predominantly African American. 

Fire Commissioner Eric Jones had this to say: 

“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.”

Do you think he should have lost his job?

 

title

Content Goes Here