Texas School Counselor Fired For Racist Facebook Comment About Fertilizer Blast
Commenting on Facebook about President Barack Obama’s statement on last Wednesday’s tragic fertilizer factory explosion in West, Texas, Andrew Jackson Middle School counselor Karon Wright said this:
Its amazing how the “whites” get angry when Obama speaks. Oh well….its most of the whites who is getting blown away. So they will soon be wiped from the earth. Lol
The Grand Prarie, Texas, school system immediately fired her, saying Wright’s comments were wrong, “highly offensive, insensitive to the tragedy happening to our friends and neighbors in West, and disrespectful to the very human bond that we share with the people of West, especially those who have lost their loved ones.”
The school system had plenty of reason for firing Wright just for the disgusting spirit she exhibited in her very public remark. But if school officials needed more reason, her punctuation and subject-verb agreement would have also sufficed.
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