By AngryBlackMan - 3/2/2021 21:30 - United States

This is America

Today, I'm a gay, black man who moved to a racist, mainly white, homophobic town for work. I've already had the cops called on me twice, and a group of teens yelled the f-slur at me unprompted. When I asked my boss if I could swap, he threatened to fire me. This is gonna be a long 6 months. FML
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By  Bogrbon  |  22

The shitty thing is he could sue with a lawyer, but not file criminal charges. State or local prosecuters would have to do that. And then a jury would likely have to convict. And as Ahmaud Arbery shows, in very racist places, the local government basically doesn't give a shit about civil rights or basic human decency. Even if they got arrested, they could gamble on whether a jury in such a racist place would convict.

Systemic racism is a bitch. Wish we had more federal civil rights interventions and lawsuits against these places.

By  Charlie Given  |  23

sounds like it's time to get a lawyer because you shouldn't have to put up with that kind of bullshit and maybe think about filing harassment charges on the teenagers and whoever keeps calling the cops on you

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By  Charlie Given  |  23

sounds like it's time to get a lawyer because you shouldn't have to put up with that kind of bullshit and maybe think about filing harassment charges on the teenagers and whoever keeps calling the cops on you

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  Bogrbon  |  22

The shitty thing is he could sue with a lawyer, but not file criminal charges. State or local prosecuters would have to do that. And then a jury would likely have to convict. And as Ahmaud Arbery shows, in very racist places, the local government basically doesn't give a shit about civil rights or basic human decency. Even if they got arrested, they could gamble on whether a jury in such a racist place would convict.

Systemic racism is a bitch. Wish we had more federal civil rights interventions and lawsuits against these places.

By  tounces7  |  27

Well this is one of the more legitimate FMLs I've seen. I do wonder though why you ever agreed to move to a place like that when you likely knew what it was like. I mean, it's not like the rural south has ANY other redeeming virtues at all to make it worth it.

By  Annette Oinenen  |  3

Is the job really worth it? You don't deserve to put up w.hate towards who you are for any job. But if your bosses don't even care what you're being put through for them, then why care about the job