A Couple In Georgia Fires A Worker Because Of The Confederate Flag
A black family fired an independent contractor they had hired for a job after he drove to their home with a giant Confederate flag affixed to the back of his truck.
Allison and Zeke Brown of Atlanta, Georgia hired the man, whose name is Michael, to replace the brakes on their golf cart. When he arrived at their home on Saturday, an enormous rebel flag was attached to his truck.
Would he had shown up to a white Jewish family with a swastika? The Confederate flag is a common white supremacist symbol of hatred of blacks. It represents racism, slavery and the country’s long history of oppression of black people— Brother Tyrone X (@tyrone345345) July 2, 2019
However, should do justice to female customer as she refused of Michael's service in ultra-polite way. “I didn’t want to be the ‘angry black woman’ but I wanted him to learn and feel that bottom-line loss,” she says. “You don’t go to Germany and wave the Nazi flag. It’s the same thing.”
“Hi, you know what, I do apologize, I know you’ve come from a very long way, but we’re going to use someone else,” Allison, 40, a radiation therapist, tells Michael, as captured in a video on her Ring app.
“She’s upset with the flag,” explains Zeke, 48.
“No, I’m beyond upset with the flag,” corrects Allison.
Michael offers to remove the flag, but Allison says, “No, you don’t need to take it down. You can continue to believe what you need to believe, sir. But no, I cannot pay you for your services. Thank you, have a good day.”
After Michael left, he messaged Zeke saying, “I didn’t know the flag offended y’all.”
“Yes, it is extremely offensive to anyone of color. I understand it is part of American history, but that flag stood for a time in history where people such as myself had a very bad way of life...Micheal, I hope this small interaction causes you to do a little research on how several Americans feel about the Confederacy. I know it’s part of history, so is Nazi Germany...”
Zeke also says, he hoped the firing would be educational.
“I thought, ‘Maybe there is hope for someone like him or an opportunity to save him from this way of thinking,” he says. “And I wanted that flag off my property — as one of the few black families in our subdivision, what would the neighbors think of a Confederate symbol in our driveway?”
Michael tells he is a “redneck” and that the flag is for the Fourth of July.
“My little siblings bought it from a flea market,” he says. “I don’t support slavery and neither do my siblings. But I am not going to take it down when my siblings asked me to fly it. If they want to take offense, they can.”
After the video with this event was uploaded, internet users hurried up to share their opinion about what Allison And Zeke had done. It's interesting since when the historical State flag became a symbol of racism.
It takes a person of extraordinary stupidity to show up at a black person’s house with a CSA flag on their truck or person.— Ryan Quattro (@forzaquattro77) July 2, 2019
If he's a proud Southerner, why not an Alabama, South Carolina, etc flag? Funny how that works.— Blackbelt Birder ????️???? (@blackbeltbirder) July 2, 2019
We have a right to choose where we spend our dollars. And I completely agree with her refusal to work with that guy.— KimiBaeB (@kimiBaeB) July 2, 2019
Okay this lady was more polite then I would have been. Good on her, she's right.— Rachel Maria (@rachel_maria65) July 2, 2019
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