@ Mr. Tact
You should refresh your memory about Sterling, it was also about major league sports, had a similar outcome, and the punishment didn't fit the crime. He lost everything. He's a pariah. You can look it up or take my summary as-is: it was about a wealthy old white man, who employed and signed large cheques for lots of black athletes, who had a black girlfriend, and who said to her that she could bang all the other black dudes she wants, just don't post Instagram pictures of them and bring them to my basketball games. He was telling his woman-of-colour girlfriend that he was down with her sleeping around, with black guys, just don't post pictures of them or bring them to my games. He said this not in a company email, nor Gmail, he said it with words out of his human mouth.
And no one ever asked the simple question, why would a racist surround themselves with mostly black people? Why would he be banging a black woman? Didn't matter, he needed to go, very klansman, obvious piece of shit, deserved to have his life stripped from him, and all his dignity too as if he was caught lighting a 10 foot cross on a black person's lawn. Absurd.
That's all you need to know to understand that it doesn't make any difference what this current asshole's email is. If his maid found an email of his while dusting his laptop, and sent it to the press, it would be the same lynch mob after him. The fact is he wasn't under investigation for anything, which I'll assume means that he wasn't going around talking about how he hates gay people and black people... just a guess. From the sounds of it, it was a big surprise to everyone...
It would be nice if everyone stopped acting like who you are in public and who you are in private are the same thing. Martin Luther King Jr: Civil rights legend in public, adulterer in private. Stop pretending that everyone is a saint, that no one has ever said the wrong thing, and that the solution is to just get rid of people. Dr. King would have been cancelled so hard if this nonsense was happening in his time.
Racial bias is inherent is almost all people, it's subconscious, you literally can't control it. People often trust people of different racial groups less just by seeing their face on a flashcard. That's not racism. Racism is leaning into those thoughts and creating an identity around it. Was this guy running an alt-right hate group online? Getting in front of a podium saying god hates f@%$? NO! He was talking in fucking private. And I know you'll just keep saying "cause it was a company email" that's the same thing as "replying all" to everyone in the company, and also everyone on the planet now... Fuck's sake, having a private 1 on 1 conversation with someone is not the same as your public persona. How is that hard to grasp. And how is the rebuttal "well obviously all private one-on-one communication is public if you use the wrong domain and we find out that you're an asshole"
Do you really think you've never met a black person who is biased against white people? They probably didn't scream it in your face, and you probably get along just fine with them at work, but perhaps in private they have thoughts on the subject of "whitey"? No? Everyone's always a saint in private huh. Especially you ^_^ Gotta love hypocritical liberals who act like their shit don't stink. Like you've never had a private conversation that was off-colour. Give me a break. You're not a saint, you're a human. You know how I know? Takes one to know one.
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