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Racist Asshole Fired After Mocking Coworkers Child


A MAN ON FACEBOOK POSTED A SELFIE OF HIMSELF AND A
THREE-YEAR-OLD BLACK BOY, AND CONTINUED TO MOCK THE BOY ON
SOCIAL MEDIA. NOT ONLY DID HE MOCK THE BLACK BOY, BUT A
NUMBER OF HIS COLLEAGUES DID AS WELL. THE MEN HERE IS GEROD ROTH,
KNOWN ON FACEBOOK AS GERIS HILTON, AND THE ADORABLE BOY IN THE BACK IS CAYDEN JACE. HE
POSTED THIS ON FACEBOOK, AND YOU READ SOME OF THE HORRIBLE
COMMENTS THAT PEOPLE WROTE. ONE PERSON WROTE, “I WILL FEED YOU, BUT FIRST LET ME TAKE A SELFIE.”
ANOTHER COMMENTER, BY THE NAME OF TIM ZHENG, DESCRIBED THE
YOUNG BOY AS FERAL. THIS WENT VIRAL VERY QUICKLY, AND WHAT IS
BEING REFERRED TO AS BLACK TWITTER CAUGHT WIND OF THIS, AND IT
LED TO AN UNDERSTANDABLE AMOUNT OF OUTRAGE. THE BOY’S MOTHER,
SYDNEY, POSTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA AS WELL. “ABOVE ALL OF THIS NONSENSE
THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON, CAYDEN AND I TRULY APPRECIATE ALL OF
THE LOVE THAT WE HAVE BEEN SHOWN IN THE LAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS”
“YOU GUYS WARM MY HEART MORE THAN WORDS COULD EVER EXPRESS.
THIS LITTLE GUY HAS EVERY PIECE OF MY HEART, HE IS MY WORLD AND
HIS NAME IS CAYDEN.” THE EMPLOYER OF THE GUY WHO
POSTED THAT PICTURE DECIDED TO FIRE HIM, AND ANYONE ELSE
WHO COMMENTED ON THAT PHOTO ALSO GOT FIRED. INCLUDING EMILY IRENE RED,
WHO WROTE IN THAT POST, “I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WERE A SLAVE OWNER.” SO BLACK TWITTER, WHICH
CLEARLY SHOULD BE SOME KIND OF SUPERHERO, JUMPED IN, AND ñ LOOK,
IT DOESN’T MEAN I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING “BLACK TWITTER” DOES ñ IT’S LIKE IT’S A PERSON ñ THEY
JUMPED IN AND SAID TO HER EMPLOYER, THIS IS WHAT SHE
WROTE, AND SHE GOT FIRED. I’M A LITTLE BIT HESITANT ABOUT
SOCIAL MEDIA VIGILANTISM. MAYBE YOU ARE GOING TO
GET INTO SOMEONE’S INSIDE JOKE, SO IT’S A
LITTLE BIT DANGEROUS. BUT THIS IS A CASE WHERE IT IS
SO STARK THAT IT IS HARD NOT TO APPLY. YEAH, THIS GUY IS NOT A
TEENAGE TROLL ON TWITTER. HE IS A PROFESSIONAL ADULT
WORKING IN MARKETING, AND THIS WAS NOT SOME RANDOM KID THAT HE
DECIDED TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH. IT IS ACTUALLY A
COLLEAGUEíS SON. HE WORKS WITH THIS WOMAN,
WHO BRINGS HER SON INTO WORK FROM TIME TO TIME, AND HE
WROTE THIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. IT IS INCREDIBLE HOW STUPID HE
IS, AND HOW BRAZEN HE IS ABOUT HIS OWN RACISM. THAT IS THE PART THAT IS
MYSTIFYING TO ME. AFTER ALL OF THIS TIME, I AM STILL A BIT
NAœVE BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW THE MIND OF A RACIST. WHEN I FIRST SAW
THE PICTURE I DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT HE WAS GETTING AT. I DID
NOT UNDERSTAND, SO OF COURSE I STARTED READING THE STORY, I
UNDERSTOOD THAT PEOPLE WERE MAD, BUT UNTIL THIS MOMENT I DON’T
UNDERSTAND HOW SOMEBODY SEES A BLACK KID AND THEY START TALKING
ABOUT SLAVERY. I AM BLOWN AWAY BY THAT. CAN YOU IMAGINE, YOU
TAKE A PICTURE WITH A THREE-YEAR-OLD BLACK KID AND
THEN PEOPLE START WRITING IN, SEND HIM BACK, THOSE FUCKERS
ARE EXPENSIVE, MY MIND DOES NOT COMPREHEND IT. THEY SEE A BLACK
KID ñ I DID NOT GROW UP IN THIS CONTEXT, I DON’T KNOW WHAT
CONTEXT YOU GREW UP IN ñ I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THEY SEE A
BLACK KID, AND THAT IS THE ASSUMPTIONS THEY MAKE. THAT IS
IMMEDIATELY WHAT THEY GO TO. WHY DON’T THEY ASSUME, WHAT A
LOVELY KID? I DON’T GET IT EITHER, BUT
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS
VERY VIDEO AND YOU WILL SEE MORE OF THE SAME. PEOPLE DENY IT,
BUT HOW MANY EXAMPLES DO WE HAVE TO BRING UP ON THIS SHOW TO SHOW
THAT WE HAVE SERIOUS RACIAL ISSUES IN THIS COUNTRY? IT IS RACE BAITING? REALLY? ARE WE THE
ONES WHO DECIDED TO POST THIS PICTURE ON FACEBOOK AND WRITE
RACIST THINGS? ARE WE THE ONES WHO DECIDED TO SUSPEND A
TWELVE-YEAR-OLD BLACK STUDENT IN OHIO BECAUSE HE HAD THE AUDACITY
TO HAVE A STARING CONTEST WITH A WHITE TEENAGE GIRL?
RACISM EXISTS, IT IS THERE. THEY ARE EVEN MORE WRONG THAN
THEY REALIZE. I WOULDN’T HAVE EVEN THOUGHT TO “RACE BAIT” ON
THIS. IF YOU HAD SHOWN ME THIS PICTURE I WOULD HAVE SAID,
LOVELY PICTURE, LET’S MOVE ON. IT WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED TO ME
THAT THIS IS A RACIAL ISSUE, BECAUSE WHEN I SEE A BLACK KID I
SEE A KID. WHEN THEY SEE A BLACK KID, THEY SEE BLACK.
THAT ACTUALLY GIVES ME A CHILL DOWN MY SPINE, WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT THAT WAY.
I DON’T UNDERSTAND THESE PEOPLE. THEY LIVE IN A STATE OF MIND
THAT IS SO MALICIOUS THAT I CANNOT EVEN COMPREHEND IT.

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