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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 09:13 AM

63. What just happened to me

seems pathetically insignificant when compared to the horrific tragedy of the murder of Mike Brown. After reading this eloquent essay and your post, I think it relevant:

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, I was wrongfully terminated. While my boss alleged this was because I'd "made too many mistakes," which he refused to identify and dismissed with the glib assertion, "we're going in a different direction," I am well aware of the real reason I was dismissed: I was consistently anti-racist in response to a cohesive group of virulent racists.

My old boss, who retired in October -- and who regularly engaged in racist diatribes with the owner of the company whilst in earshot of me (knowing I respectfully requested that I not have to hear it) -- admitted that he counseled my new boss about "letting me go."

And I came to the same conclusion that you did herein above: there's no reasoning with that level of hatred and malevolence.

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