White Man FIRED for Loving Watermelon
According to Engine 55 in South Detroit, the watermelon is a symbol of racism.
On his first day of work, Firefighter Robert Pattison showed up with a gift. Then, he was shown the door.
As Second Battalion Chief Shawn McCarty explains, the welcome gift is a sort of tradition at Engine 55. Most rookies bring donuts. However, there is no rule governing the tradition. Therefore, it’s up to the fireman to decide exactly what to bring.
Unfortunately for Pattison, he wanted to stand out from the crowd. He thought the cool, refreshing watermelon would be much better than donuts. Sadly, the others at the fire station immediately jumped to conclusions. They assumed Pattison was feeding the black folks some stereotypical fruit. Luckily, Pattison didn’t bring Kool-Aid to go with it.
As Fox News learned:
FOX 2 spoke to Pattison by phone, who claims it was not a joke – and he did not mean to offend his fellow firefighters. But he clearly did. Fire Commissioner Eric Jones says the Fenton native was officially discharged.
In a statement Jones says: “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.”
I find it hard to believe that grown men were honestly offended by a watermelon. Perhaps Pattinson should sue for wrongful termination. Aren’t white people allowed to like watermelon? And even if people were offended, was firing him the only course of action?
Such is Leftism. Isn’t the normal course of action to give the man “indoctrination” training, known as “sensitivity training”?
Think Pattinson would have been fired if he were black? Maybe white people need a list of offensive behaviors to refer back to in these kind of situations.
White “Not To Bring to the Fire Station When White
I’ve created a Top 10 list of things white people should never do around their black co-workers.
10. Wear a Jay-Z T-shirt with a gold chain
9. Play rap music on Spotify.
8. Refer to your significant other as your baby-mama (or daddy)
7. Ponder who shot Tupac (or Biggy)
6. Ask if anyone DVR’d last night’s episode of Empire
5. Talk about good credit
4. Suggest fried chicken for the company picnic
3. Drive a Cadillac (or Lincoln) pre-1980 or a Chrysler 300 today
2. Talk about drinking Kool-Aid as a child
And the number one thing a white person should never do around his black co-workers is:
Declare you didn’t vote for Barack Obama!
Obviously, Detroit has a lot of problems to work out. The city filed for bankruptcy 4 years ago. They still have one of the highest crime rates in the country, and police average 58 minutes to respond to calls. A lot can happen in 58 minutes, and most of it is not good.
Detroit has more than 80,000 abandoned buildings, and a tax-base that is delinquent on the majority of properties. An aerial shot of Detroit looks like 1940s Hiroshima, except the nuclear bomb that exploded was the bomb of Leftism.
I’d say a fireman bringing a watermelon to work is the least of this city’s problems.
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