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BBC: More Americans getting fired for “racist” online comments


Freedom of speech is rapidly dying in the USA. We have seen many cases of public sector employees being fired for allegedly “racist” online comments. BBC is reporting on a case of a Texas man working at a car wash being fired. “Anti-racists” found out where he worked and harassed the man’s employer to get him fired.

From BBC…

Chris Rincon worked at a car wash in Houston, Texas, and he thought nothing of posting a link to a fake news article about President Obama’s daughter being pregnant to Facebook. But while exchanging comments with his friends he used a highly offensive slur against black people – and it eventually cost him his job.

Rincon’s post was shared to a Tumblr called “Racists Getting Fired (and Getting Racists Fired!)”.

Fans of the blog are encouraged to find and share incidents of racism online, expose those who’ve posted them, and then call and email the person’s employer until they are sacked. According to the blog, over a dozen people have been fired or, in their words, “Gotten”.

Rincon had been up most of the night playing video games when BBC Trending spoke to him. It’s been a couple of weeks since he lost his job and he’s still not back in work.

“I’m not going to sit here and deny that I didn’t use the word,” he said. “Because it’s clear as day that I did use it.”

“The fact that I was targeted specifically and individually really bothers me because I’m not the only person who has views in this aspect. It made me lose my job. I have a three-year-old kid that I’m trying to support … They’re basing (their views of) a person off of one post instead of actually knowing the person,” he said.