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Bank of America worker sparks fire with vile racist rant

Photo Credit: Facebook, Christine McMullen Lindgren

Photo Credit: Facebook, Christine McMullen Lindgren

One Bank of America worker is out of a job this morning. Christine McMullen Lindgren, who worked at a branch in Atlanta Georgia, was recently fired from the financial institution for sharing a racist post on Facebook.

The trouble for Lindgren, 57, began with her racist rant where she spoke so vilely of Black people, thousands of customers contacted the bank to complain, leading to her firing.

Using incorrect grammar and broken English, Lindgren typed in a now deleted post, “f***ing n*****s’ should ‘go back to Africa … I hate Facebook for this reason you f***ing n****rs. And yes, if [you] can call each that well I can too … F***ing n****r go back to Africa. Get over your pity party. You created this hatred and your own kind that brought your great-great-parents [sic] over here and sold them … Do something with your lives and your children’s lives. I’m sure you don’t work, collect welfare and teach hatred … Your poor children. All five of them you can’t afford because I pay for them.”

While no one knows at whom she was directing the vitriolic post, one reader who noticed her place of work made the wise decision to contact Bank of America and complain.

 

Photo Credit: Facebook, Christine McMullen Lindgren

Hours and many more calls later, BOFA shared in their own Facebook post, “We are aware of an unacceptable post on Facebook,’ Bank of America wrote on its Facebook page … The comments are reprehensible. We have completed our investigation and have terminated the employment of the individual who posted the comments.” Further, a senior vice president at Bank of America, Andy Aldridge, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “We have investigated the matter and terminated her. She no longer works for Bank of America,” adding that the former employee’s comments were “reprehensible and unacceptable.”

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Lindgren deleted her Facebook profile, but the stinging words won’t soon be forgotten. While most Black people in the South who encounter the likes of Lindgren daily aren’t surprised, her post shocked many Americans. Still, some people are speaking out in support of Lindgren, invoking her First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Should Lindgren have been fired?



16 Comments

  1. guest on June 3, 2016 at 10:14 am

    She can’t be that stupid. Either she was drunk typing or wanted to get fired.

    • rob_vb on June 3, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      You may not be aware how much racial hatred subdues the natural intelligence in a racist’s brain, causing complete irrationality and therefore stupid behavior. This woman’s rant cost her her job, promotion opportunities, pension and a host of other benefits from one of the better bank employers in the country. Not something a rational person would risk losing just to get their racist rant out on Facebook for the world to see. Amazing.

  2. rob_vb on June 3, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Hell yeah she should have been fired. Especially so if she was in a management position. Companies have the right to fire employees who makes posts that negatively reflects on it and implies by not firing the employee that they support their vile posts.

    Some may complain her getting fired is a violation of her freedom of speech right by Bank Of America. Its not because while she had the freedom to say what she said, her employer had the right to find her comments vile and not want someone like her to be a member of their employee family. The sword swings both ways. Good call Bank of America.

  3. ugottabekiddnme on June 3, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    She can exercise her 1st Amendment rights now, all she wants to.

    • Tremere on June 7, 2016 at 10:48 am

      I agree… As long as she’s also willing to accept accountability, responsibility and the consequences for what she says. That’s often the part that first amendment zealots seem to forget. Making inflammatory comments and expecting to not be called on them as a matter of course is the height of arrogance and stupidity.

  4. Johnny Cromwell on June 3, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Firing her was right…you can’t say things like that when you have the power to approve or deny loans, mortgages, etc. based on her biases of races.

  5. bee on June 4, 2016 at 6:41 am

    SHE NEED HELP MENTAL EVALUATION RACISM IS ANOTHER ACT OF RETARDATION AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH … white who believe africans sold africans for corn is a lie history can not afford u to learn the truth about if some hold a gun on u you too will sell somebody

    • Krissy Love on June 4, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      It’s the same lies that are told about Native Americans, They didn’t sell Manhattan for $24 They were Massacred! Look up how these BIGOTS & RACIST gave the native amers. smallpox with blankets. She has no respect for her FELLOW AMERICANS if she thinks it’s ok to insult FELLOW AMERICANS! stupid witch should go dig a hole and fall in!

  6. mrwoods13 on June 4, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    She should go back to the european prisons where her ancestors originated. Secondly, check the stats, even with the obvious head start, there are millions of White welfare recipients and baby mamas. Ask your #1 spokkesbitch, Sarah Palin.

  7. Krissy Love on June 4, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    What a STUPID KONT(cxxt)! Nobody is that racist that is PURE STUPIDITY!

  8. Blashlee on June 7, 2016 at 12:48 am

    First amendment rights are to protect you from government infringement. Bank of America isn’t the government. Sooooo. No. Sorry, your rights weren’t trampled on.

  9. guest on June 7, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Well at least we have yet to hear the typical statements from her like “I was hacked” or “sorry if I offended” anyone lol etc.

  10. Karl Wolff on June 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    There’s a reason why blacks are at the bottom anywhere on the globe…

    • Johnny Cromwell on June 8, 2016 at 12:12 am

      …because YOU said so is the ONLY reason…but consider the source..by the way, never heard of ya.

    • Jason on August 5, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Because White Supremacists like Ms Lindgren work in institutions that discriminate against Blacks by denying them business loans and deny their children proper educational opportunities.

  11. Zach on June 27, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Fuck that racist bitch…