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Black Florida Fire Marshal Suspended For Using The N-Word

An African-American fire marshal from Florida is now taking an unexpected break from his profession after he was suspended for using the N-word during a public festival.

via WPTV Jacksonville

The Jacksonville fire marshal has been suspended for making a racist remark during a planning session for the Welcome to Rockville concert festival.

The Florida Times-Union reports a complaint filed by co-workers claims Fire Marshal Kevin Jones used the N-word when discussing the number of people who would be allowed in the park for the concert.

Jacksonville Fire Rescue spokesman Tom Francis says Jones, who’s African American, received a notice of disciplinary action Friday and acknowledged the discipline by signing it.

Fire Chief Martin Senterfitt says the complaint surprised him because Jones has few complaints and a strong reputation.

Some people feel that black people should be free to use the N-word as they please, while other races should be reprimanded when they use the word.

Do you consider the N-word offensive no matter who uses it?




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