Cold Stone Employee Fired For Facebook Posting “”And another 4 years of the nigger- Maybe he will get assassinated this term..!


22 year old Denise Helms of Turlock, California will not be the last person fired for using poor judgement in the Social Media.    The former Cold Stone manager was let go because of her Nov 7th Facebook posting.    The question is, should she have been?  The seemingly naïve women,(who doesn’t believe she did anything wrong) was let go shortly after the posting.

“So apparently my post last night about Obama got onto Twitter and Fox 40 came and interviewed me cause apparently a lot of people in Sacramento think I’m crazy and racist. WOW is all I got to say!! I’m not racist and I’m not crazy. just simply stating my opinion.!!!”

I didn’t think it would be that big of a deal. … The assassination part is kind of harsh. I’m not saying like I would go do that or anything like that, by any means, but if it was to happen, I don’t think I’d care one bit.”

As a black man I am offended by the word “nigger’  regardless of the ethnicity of the user.  Having said that, I do not agree with her firing unless she has had  a history of mistreating blacks and other people of color and  rejected African American applicants?    There are times it seems we have a hair trigger in america when it comes to race  or if someone have unpopular point of view.

Earlier this year  we learned the president of Chick-Fil-A  Dan Carthy didn’t believe in Gay Marriage or Gay Union.  “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit,” Cathy said. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.” “We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles,”  Dan Carthy
A position held by million of Americans.
I don’t share his opinion, however, before I designed my sign and joined the protesters .  I researched the company.  I wanted to know if his personal beliefs and values  was a reflection of his professional practices..  Did the company have  a history of gay discrimination?  Was there  a ceiling for Gay men and women?   So far the answer is no.
The controversy, was a financial bonanza for the company, conservatives who shared his values were encouraged to dine at Chick Fil A.  Liberal and some gay organizations  bought sandwiches and kissed in their restaurants .
There isn’t a corner in the planet immune from racism.  There is a racist in every company and at every level , the good news there are laws to protect the average Joe from the isms.  The bad news is despite the laws corporate isms exist.     If we protested against everyone’s personal beliefs, there would far more protesters than people  employed
Denise Helms of Turlock, California will not be the last person fired for using poor judgement in the Social Media.  People using the media often assume their postings are safe, scared, they falsely believe, that their  postings will stay within the confines of their network.   Many people will agree with her Cold Stone, and she should have been fired for her stupidity.  Others by her racist comment..   I’m not so sure.
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Moved to the Big Tomata in the nineties from San Francisco. No Suburbs for me with its single colored houses and lawns and the excitement of pulling out my trash can once a week. I'm a CityFella , a part time New Yorker. I'm happiest in the Center City where people the streets and people are alive. I'm still waiting to buy a 34th floor condo somewhere downtown/Midtown with a nightclub. "Hurry I'm old" My politics are somewhere in the middle with a needle that constantly moves. I'm too liberal to be a Republican and too conservative to be a Democrat. Everything interests me . I've come to love Sacratomato, Its a nice town in cheap sensible shoes .

2 thoughts on “Cold Stone Employee Fired For Facebook Posting “”And another 4 years of the nigger- Maybe he will get assassinated this term..!

  1. I agree with you fella. No one should be fired based on their opinion of any group as long as they don’t act on those opinions in the workplace. This woman lost her job based on her passionate expression of her political views in an online forum. She got FIRED because she said something NEGATIVE on THE INTERNET!!. Seriously!? Although less unanimous as it used to be thanks to social network integration, the internet is a place where at any given time someone can respond to a photograph of a cup of yogurt with “Kill yourself NOW! – PenisGoByeBye”. And I’m sure Mr. Penis probably wouldn’t loose his job at Taco Bell for posting it. So I guess the moral here is watch who you add as a friend on Facebook. You never know if one of them is friends with a bag of sanitary wash that might report you because they have nothing better to do with their lives.

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