These people never learn.
Social media is a fun way to connect and get information but it can also be one’s downfall because it is public. And if you value your job the last thing you want to do is put your racism on full display.
That’s exactly what Lisa Greenwood did and now she is paying the price for her stupidity. As a loan officer at Home Point Financial, Greenwood’s job is to evaluate people and approve or reject loan applications. That means she has to have a level of objectivity that focuses on the numbers. In other words, approval depends on whether or not a person is able to pay back the loan, not what the color of their skin is.
But Greenwood undermined her own credibility and that of her employer on Monday when she took to Twitter to post her thoughts on First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance at the DNC Convention.
“Beautiful?? Seriously she is an ugly black b–tch,” she wrote.
What Greenwood didn’t count on is that other Twitter users would be so enraged at her overt racism that they would find out where she works and inform them about the kind of person they have working for them in a very important position.
— Raina James Workman (@raina_workman) July 26, 2016
One Twitter user even pointed out that if Greenwood thinks this way about the First Lady that probably abuses her power when people of color seek a loan, even if they are qualified to get one.
— dez nutz (@ebony_eyez89) July 26, 2016
And Home Point Financial did the right thing by immediately terminating Greenwood’s employment.
“The individual who made reprehensible comments regarding last night’s speech by the First Lady is no longer employed,” Home Point Financial said in a statement. “Home Point Financial does not agree with nor condone such comments, which were made on the individual’s Twitter account.”
Here’s the full statement via Twitter.
See Below for Full Statement: pic.twitter.com/aa8tFXC0av
— Home Point Financial (@HomePointLoans) July 26, 2016
Greenwood is not the first racist to lose their job because they couldn’t keep their hate to themselves.
Last month, Bank of America fired a Georgia woman who went on Facebook and told “n****rs” to “go back to Africa” and characterized black people as being on welfare.
Facebook users reached out to Bank of America and they promptly canned her.
Again, racists need to understand that social media is public and whatever they say not only reflects on them, it reflects on their employer. And that is toxic to public corporations, especially those in the financial industry. Greenwood should have controlled herself. But she couldn’t and now she is among the ranks of the unemployed and her racism will be on the internet forever for any potential employer to see.
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