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UNT Student Gets Receipt With N-Word On It
Being Black doesn’t get you a pass to use hate speech toward your own people.
According to NBCDFW, a student cook at the University of North Texas Union has been fired for using racial slurs toward another student, Chelsea Shaw, via a receipt.
The offending employee was also Black as pointed out by the statement released by the school’s President:
I quickly responded to the conversation in social media and want to repeat that this kind of speech is contrary to our values. Our university community has a deep history of treating each other respectfully and caring for one another.
From listening to discussions in social media, it appears as though assumptions are being made about the race of the person responsible. It is important to know that both the customer and employee were the same race, and regardless of other societal views it is my belief that the use of this term is never OK.
Shaw’s lawyer, who is planning to sue the hell out of the school, couldn’t agree more:
“At the end of the day, hate is hate,” said Moore. “If it’s being used by an agent of your university, it needs to be approached in the same manner as if a white person did it.”
C.T.C. cut the check.
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