It is becoming readily apparent at this point that black people cannot separate race from reality any better than Republicans can separate God from their belief system. It seems lately everything is about race, even if it isn't. Oscar snubs? Racism. Got fired for from your job? Racism. Going to jail for killing several white people? Wicked racism. This mind set is dangerous and needs to stop.
The employees, nine of whom are African American and one of whom is Hispanic, said in the complaint that the mass firings of 17 minority staff members came in May and that store managers told them at the time that it was “too dark” in the restaurants and that they “need to get the ghetto out of the store.”
“All of a sudden, they let me go, for no other reason than I ‘didn’t fit the profile’ they wanted at the store,” Willie Betts, who was a cook at one of the McDonald’s franchises, said in a statement. “I had no idea what they meant by the ‘right profile’ until I saw everyone else that they fired as well.”
So what white racist bastard did this? Actually, the owner is a black guy, Mike Simon, who had this to say:
“I continually strive to maintain an environment in which everyone feels valued and accepted. To protect the privacy of current and past employees, I’m not at liberty to discuss issues regarding employment or termination,” Simon said in a statement to the media in May. “However, my organization has a strict policy of prohibiting any form of discrimination or harassment in hiring, termination or any other aspect of employment.”
The complaint states that Simon took over control of the three Virginia franchises in late 2013 and soon after implemented a hiring plan to bring in more white employees — which the complaint alleges prompted a supervisor at one of the locations to exclaim “now we can get rid of the n*****s and the Mexicans.”
So let me get this straight: A black owner is racist because he wants more white people in his franchise, which even if true, is more aligned with racially harmony than an all black McDonalds which may scare away white people coming into your store, thus making you less money.
“The treatment of these McDonald’s workers seems like it’s out of another era, but sadly the racism is a reality they are confronting today,” said the Rev. Kevin Chandler, president of the South Boston Chapter of the NAACP and vice president of the NAACP Virginia State Conference, in a prepared statement. “The South Boston NAACP will stand with these fired workers until McDonald’s takes responsibility for the inhumane treatment these workers faced in its stores.”
McDonald's may be guilty of a lot of things but this lawsuit seem frivolous. And shouldn't we want racially diverse workers rather than just one, regardless of what race that is? Funny how you do not here about this kind of racially diversity from black people when it comes to sports teams. most of which are 75% black. There is a fine line between equality and superiority, and much like the idiotic feminist movement which has done more damage to women than Chris Brown on a slapathon, seems to be doing more harm than good when it comes to race lately.
Expect more teeth grinding from the black community when the DOJ releases their findings later this week clearing Officer Wilson of any wrong doing in the Ferguson case. Truth be told, Mike Brown, just like Trayvon Martin, asked to be shot as all the evidence points to that being the reality here. He wasn't gunned down in the street with his hands up. That never happened. It was a lie, deliberate or not. However, the Eric Gardner case is a whole other matter and I hope the DOJ arrests that thug cop for killing an unarmed black man there for such a minor crime.
Black people have the power to stop this. It's too bad they keep blaming whitey for what they are ultimately responsible for. God made you black. Stop damning him for it and deal. I have several black friends and some still live in the worst neighborhoods you can imagine. But they are trying to better their lives and stay straight. Most importantly, they are not blaming the white man for their problems.