Man fired after posting racist comments about a co-worker's son
A white man was fired after he posted a selfie of himself and a black co-worker’s son to Facebook, generating racist comments from him and his friends.
The former Polaris Marketing Group employee, identified on Facebook as Geris Hilton, accumulated a slew of racially-charged comments on the photo until social media users came to the defense of the young boy.
The Atlanta-based company announced via Facebook that they have terminated the employee in question and “will ensure that none of the businesses that we associate with will ever do business with him again.”
NewsOne reports, Emily Irene Red, one of the commenters, has allegedly been fired by her employer as well.
The child’s mother, Sydney, took to social media to do something no mother should need to do — defend her young son against false, racist comments, inspiring the hashtag #HisNameIsCayden.
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#HisNameIsCayden I'm appalled at what happened to this baby. It could be my son. There is no place for hate especially involving children ??
— Sweeterthanlyfe (@Sweeterthanlyfe) October 5, 2015