(National Sentinel)Â Race and Relations:Â A group of black firefighters in Detroit is standing firmly with a white colleague who was recently fired before his first day on the job for bringing what city idiots deemed was “racially insensitive” fruit to work.
As we reported, a probationary firefighter, Robert Pattinson, 41Â who was introducing himself, wasÂ fired by idiots in Detroit after he decided to partake in a tradition and bring in a gift to fellow firefighters in his new station house. His gift? Not doughnuts or the usual fare, but a gift-wrapped watermelon.
Second Battalion Chief Shawn McCarty confirmed that someÂ staff argued it was â€œracially insensitiveâ€ to bring a watermelon to a firehouse, and Pattinson was consequently discharged by Fire CommissionerÂ Eric Jones, who described the incident as â€œoffensive.”
However, now severalÂ black firefighters from the same department reacted to the incident with a big show of support for Pattinson, describing him as an â€œamazing dudeâ€ who had â€œgood intentions.â€
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â€œJust want to let everyone know heâ€™s a real amazing dude and it was all good intentions,â€Â firefighter Tadarius Spearman wrote in a Facebook post, alongside ten African-American firefighters. â€œAnd our entire class (is) supporting him in this. Especially us African-Americans and thatâ€™s all that needs to be said. Stay up brother. #DFD.â€
No word yet whether the idiots whoÂ really believed thatÂ Pattinson’s act of kindness was some racial slam will give him back his job, but they should. He’s trained, he’s ready to start, and there are a number of black firefighters who think so too.
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