Nice to see the shoe on the other foot

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Shithead, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    91,508
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    13,330
    Likes Received:
    21,496
    Chicago zoo employee fired for complaining of serving ‘rude ass white people’ says she regrets comments but backlash is unfair
    BY Joel Landau
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Published: Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:56 AM
    Updated: Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 3:39 PM
    [​IMG]
    An employee at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo received scorn online for posting she was ‘serving these rude ass white people.”
    A 22-year-old black woman who was fired from her job at a Chicago zoo after she complained on Facebook of serving "rude ass white people" told the Daily News she regrets her comments and said it during a moment of frustration.

    But Rochelle Robinson also said the amount of backlash she received was unfair and quit her job because she was afraid of retaliation.

    “I absolutely didn’t want to offend anyone with what I said,” she said. “I would tell people not to post their problems on Facebook. A lot was made out of nothing.”

    Robinson who sold items from a concessions stand said the majority of her customers are white and she said she often felt disrespected. Oftentimes people would also call her names, throw items at her and steal food from her cart, she said.

    The Chicago resident, who was working at the zoo for her second summer, had a momentary moment of anger Monday as customers refused to acknowledge her when she tried to talk to them.

    I just got fed up. I felt like $8.55 (an hour) was not enough to be treated like that.
    “I just got fed up,” she said. “I felt like $8.55 (an hour) was not enough to be treated like that.”

    So on a Facebook account with the name Shana "Poohpooh" Latrice, Robinson posted a picture of herself in her uniform with the caption “Wassup y'all? At work serving these rude ass white people."

    But unfortunately for the frustrated employee the post was quickly shared multiple times on social media and is making the rounds across the Internet. She later changed the name of her page so people couldn’t see her.


    Robinson said she was up until 4 a.m. Tuesday morning reading all of the negative things people were saying to her. Many of them were far more racist and insulting than what she had written, she said.

    She also said she is not a racist and went to schools that had a majority white student body in the north side section of the city. Her grandmother is also part-white, she said.

    “I’m not racist against my grandmother,” she said. “In fact, I have some white blood in me.”

    The extent of the criticism was unfair, Robinson said, noting a lot of people say much worse things on the Internet. They also made many assumptions about her or focused on negative parts of her Facebook page. They did not look at good things she had done and posted on social media, she said.

    The Brookfield Zoo said the comment was ‘unacceptable’ and terminated the employee the next day.
    But her employer began getting an onslaught of complaints beginning Monday from angry customers, some of whom threatened not to come back. It prompted the animal facility to respond and they decided to fire her, a zoo spokesman told The News.

    Robinson said she didn’t discuss the situation with the administration but decided to quit Tuesday morning because she was afraid she would be targeted by customers if she continued to work there.

    The Brookfield Zooreleased a statement on its Facebook pagecalling her action's unacceptable.

    We have zero tolerance for these kinds of divisive behaviors.
    "This employee's statements in social media are in violation of our policies and do not reflect our institution's values,"the statement read."We have zero tolerance for these kinds of divisive behaviors."

    The organization added they took "prompt action to remedy the situation" Tuesday.

    "We hope you continue to hold Brookfield Zoo in high regard and not let the actions of one individual overshadow the longstanding good work of the Chicago Zoological Society,"the zoo stated.
     
    yaddc, smichal, DarkFriday and 5 others like this.
  2. Gretsch Man

    Gretsch Man Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    47,336
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Messages:
    5,896
    Likes Received:
    8,669
  3. MrWarmth

    MrWarmth ADORABLE DEPLORABLE Gold

    Reputations:
    175,259
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    90,516
    Likes Received:
    40,968
    Poo Poo is ALSO brown
     
  4. reno

    reno VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    322,897
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    13,689
    Likes Received:
    40,482
    How long before Reverand Al gets there to make it right. Racist lives matter.
     
  5. MrWarmth

    MrWarmth ADORABLE DEPLORABLE Gold

    Reputations:
    175,259
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    90,516
    Likes Received:
    40,968
    Then she went home to her cage in the monkey house
     
  6. Tipsey Russell

    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    123,496
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2013
    Messages:
    10,930
    Likes Received:
    25,762
    it's silly to post stuff like this on facebook
    it can get you fired

    but the people who comment on it on facebook-using real names-making less than pleasant comments

    these people are as stupid as the lovely ms. pooh-pooh

    nobody knows how to keep their fucking mouth shut anymore
     
  7. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

    Reputations:
    162,029
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    15,280
    Likes Received:
    23,040
    I guess her free public education didn't propel her to high status where she wouldn't need to deal with white people.
     
  8. NiggalissCage

    NiggalissCage Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    16,555
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,611
    Likes Received:
    3,627
    I'm shocked, it's actually in style to bash whites.

    I'm guessing she was a shitty employee with that sassy, fat black girl, finger snapping attitude and they wanted to get rid of her.



    [​IMG]
     
  9. they're at it again

    they're at it again Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    2,441
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2014
    Messages:
    547
    Likes Received:
    773
    How long until she sues??
     
  10. MrPACS

    MrPACS Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    35,729
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    2,228
    Likes Received:
    2,900
    Is what she said REALLY offensive to any whites? Can't say anything anymore. Cue All In The Family theme song.
     
  11. Turtle Man

    Turtle Man Hello Darling Gold

    Reputations:
    131,703
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9,382
    Likes Received:
    11,665
    Black an Hispanic girls always make this face in selfies lol
     
    IfTheyOnlyKnew and 1Vegasgirl like this.
  12. ApeFace

    ApeFace Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    16,271
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    3,522
    Likes Received:
    8,729
    So now she's unemployed and on the dole.
     
    IfTheyOnlyKnew likes this.
  13. skunk anansie

    skunk anansie Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    8,542
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2015
    Messages:
    828
    Likes Received:
    1,709
    It absolutely is. Imagine a white said "rude ass black people." That would be front page news for weeks!

    If you're saying we shouldn't pay attention to a mostly black mixed breed ignoramus, I agree. But I feel more strongly that she, nor any minority, should not get away with any racist hate speech.
     
  14. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

    Reputations:
    269,289
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    52,265
    Likes Received:
    52,027
    she joined her family business...
     
  15. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

    Reputations:
    162,029
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    15,280
    Likes Received:
    23,040
    She hit her career peak at age 22.
     
  16. lilbuddy67

    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

    Reputations:
    86,104
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    13,277
    Likes Received:
    15,743
    Forget about the content of what she said. Being stupid enough to post work complaints on Facebook is enough to get you fired.
     
    gotnolife, MadWoman777, Lemmy and 5 others like this.
  17. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

    Reputations:
    269,289
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    52,265
    Likes Received:
    52,027
    "Robinson who sold items from a concessions stand said the majority of her customers are white and she said she often felt disrespected. Oftentimes people would also call her names, throw items at her and steal food from her cart, she said."


    I'd like to see all the formal complaints/incident reports she made to her supervisor over the last two years regarding these alleged events.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2015
  18. ApeFace

    ApeFace Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    16,271
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    3,522
    Likes Received:
    8,729
    Obviously the white managers colluded against her and destroyed the evidence. All those racist white fuckers love to congregate at the zoo and discuss their plans to opresss the hardworking black man.
     
  19. Skipnoid

    Skipnoid Lick Me!

    Reputations:
    130,457
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    12,544
    Likes Received:
    16,657
    Fuck you whitey!:grad:
     
  20. Captain

    Captain Alto, Blanco y Guapo Gold

    Reputations:
    139,994
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Messages:
    6,330
    Likes Received:
    11,912
    . . . And this is why law enforcement loves texts, emails and social media.

    Just assume that anything you post, anywhere, anytime can some day be part of an exhibit for an information or indictment.

    Now pardon me while I post some more hard-core, white-power, hate-filled porn in the NSFW Forum.