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How stupid do you have to be to not think that was inappropriate? I can understand some teenager sending this in an e-mail, but an adult should show some common sense and decency.
I honestly think that racism is so engrained in parts of our society, that they are completely unaware. That part of our society is getting smaller (I hope), but it is still there. We saw some of it on the Democratic side during the primary, and unfortunately there seems to be a pretty good chunk of it still in the Southern GOP. This, I might add, I see as different from the openly racist.
Good point. I can understand that there are many adults that find humor in jokes that are racist, sexist, or mocking of other groups, but it has seemed that it is no longer as acceptable to tell these kinds of jokes at work or in public. I am not sure if she should be fired if this is an isolated incident, but it sure shows a huge lack of judgment and good sense.
I think whether this is a firing offense depends on her job description. If she's responsible for interacting with constituents or journalists, she should be gone immediately, just as a matter of common sense; you don't want someone dealing with the public who clearly doesn't have the judgment to deal with the public. But if she's a researcher or an office manager or something like that, a reprimand and restricting her email access might be enough. This being Tennessee, it may not be realistic to screen internal staffers for racism.
Sorry, I should have said the Tennessee GOP rather than Tennessee.
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