What does getting someone fired for racist comments on Social Media do for you?
I'm not defending people who make inconsiderate and inappropriate comments on Social Media. However, what good does getting them fired from their job do? Why ruin someone's life? Please don't give me that "When you work for a company you represent that company" stuff. What you say on your own time shouldn't interfere with your career. What pisses me off is thousands of SJW's making stupid comments like they knew the person well or know what's in their heads. They celebrate this person's demise and try to stop them from getting other jobs. Are they any better than the racist?
After a company gains knowledge of a person making racist comments on Social Media the company perceives them as a "liability!"
Remember, companies are about "assets" not "liabilities!" They can easily be sued for one who "accidentally" makes such comments in the workplace!
Companies have Federal laws they must adhere to! One is the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, as amended, which protects certain classes which includes but is not limited to race and national origin.
Regardless of "When you work for a company you represent that company," the company must protect itself from future "liabilities" and if one is "perceived" to be 'a liability' for making such comments; firing is justifiable; especially in "at will" states! .
That's why I try not to participate in 'Social Media' and if and when I do, it concerns GOD because the more individuals know about you, the more ammunition they have to use against you and/or "twist" your words to make it "appear" you err.
The government knows too much already! lol
Sure, what you SAY on your own time shouldn't interfere with your career---assuming you're not stupid enough or drunk enough to say it in front of your employers.
But posting it in a Public forum, where you're pretty much saying you don't care who reads it? Well, I think in that case, you're naive. There is no such thing as privacy on social media. If you post it under your own name, the whole world can read it, including your employer, their business contacts, their customers. Who wants someone working for them who is not only publicly a racist, but stupid enough to post racist comments in a manner that indicates they don't care who knows they're a racist?
If someone has racist views, and wants to post those views publicly, they should take responsibility for their words. That means not pretending to be surprised when they lose their job, and have villagers with pitchforks following them around for a while, denouncing those views. Calling those villagers Social Justice Warriors is an attempt to either defend those racist views, or ridicule people who don't share them, and think they should not be condoned in a public forum.
Short answer: you have every right to be a stupid racist in private, but if you're a stupid racist in public, don't be a whiner when you lose your job, and piss off your community, because you did it to yourself.
I've heard the term "weaponization of poverty" used to describe this.
For the people who demand someone firing for expressing an opinion, they enjoy a thrill from the power to ruin someone's life. They take pleasure in causing the pain, and they don't think about the long term harm it can cause for that person or their family.
It is also done to scare anyone else out of expressing a similar opinion. If you won't just get hate mobbed online but your offline life ruined, who dares speak out?
It gets worse, like when SJWs tried to break up Sargon of Akkad (youtuber)'s girlfriend from him, and other critics who had identities stolen or their family members harassed. It is as if just screaming at the person isn't enough, they want to ruin the person permanently, too.
It is liberal bullying, and it feels good to do it, and they get the extra thrill of social approval because they are officially doing it for a good cause. That it causes harm, that it is evil, don't matter to them.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims is the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
- C.S. Lewis
That makes me so mad. They're worse than the racist. And some of them really go over board in the comments.
If you were black you could get away with talking more trash about black people. I see black comedians do it all the time. Dark Chocolate tan time!
Black skin can reduce your chances of getting fired. Black skin gives you much more flexibility on what you can and cant say. Just get a dark chocolate tan shave head and say goodbye to your troubles.
I am going to try to change my appearance to black first chance I get. I am going to get a dark chocolate spray tan. Shave my head. And get a new drivers license picture and live as a black man. I could protect white people better if I was black.
And I guarantee, you'll end up either dead or in jail within the next 5 years!
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