Ohio Taco Bell Fires A Black Employee For Wearing A BLM Mask
Currently

An Ohio Taco Bell Fired A Black Employee For Wearing A BLM Mask Even As Taco Bell Denounces Racism

We can only hope that Taco Bell does the right thing in this situation and reinstate this employee.

938
An Ohio Taco Bell Fired A Black Employee For Wearing A BLM Mask Even As Taco Bell Denounces Racism

An employee at a Taco Bell in Youngstown, Ohio was recently fired for, reportedly, wearing a Black Lives Matter mask to work.

In the video, the man was told that he could not wear the mask because he wasn't allowed to "bring politics in." To which the man questioned how Black Lives Matter is political.

On June 2, Taco Bell Corp released an official statement on the BLM movement and the unjust killing of Black people in America.

The firing is in direct contradiction to this statement. To be fired for expressing that Black lives matter is very clearly racist. This is an action of implicit racism. And the frightening part is the woman committing the act claims she is "just doing her job."

After learning about the situation, Taco Bell has begun to work with the local branch in Youngstown to address the issue. However, something like this shouldn't have happened in the first place.

It is one thing for companies to state their intention to do something in this time and actually take actions, but this tweet from Taco Bell feels more like performative allyship than anything — especially when Black employees are getting fired for supporting BLM.

We can only hope that Taco Bell does the right thing in this situation and reinstate this employee.

From Your Site Articles
Report this Content
Swoon

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less
Currently

Trump Just Signed An Executive Order To Ban TikTok In America

TikTok has since responded to Trump's executive order calling out the Trump administration for not cooperating when they tried to work with the U.S. government

Today, President Trump signed an executive order that plans to effectively ban TikTok in America.

Keep Reading... Show less
Currently

How To Write Trending News Content In A Way That Matters

Whether it's 'too political' or you just don't know how to get started, there are some simple guidelines you can follow to write a great piece of trending news content.

Odyssey

When it comes to trending news content, it can sometimes be intimidating to write about your opinion. Whether it's "too political" or you just don't know how to get started, there are some simple guidelines you can follow to write a great piece of trending news content.

Keep Reading... Show less

On Saturday, August 1, 2020, the National Hockey League resumed play for the first time since March 12, 2020. The season was paused due to the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and a concern for the players contacting the virus and spreading it through the League. Fans and players sat and waited for the hockey season to resume, which took more than 140 days.

Keep Reading... Show less
Currently

The People Making Decisions About Coronavirus Aren't The Ones At Risk — And That's A Problem

As a result of a hasty reopening of things in our country, for lots of people the risk of catching the virus and potentially dying increases exponentially.

Although coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to result in more hospitalizations and deaths around the country, that is not stopping local places from attempting to re-open.

Keep Reading... Show less
Currently

A Georgia Superintendent Calls Masks A 'Personal Choice' After Suspending Student For Viral Picture

The New York Times reported that her suspension was lifted and expunged from her personal school record.

In Georgia, amid the coronavirus pandemic, North Paulding High School student Hannah Watters posted a now-viral photo of students walking in the halls of her school.

Keep Reading... Show less
Currently

The University Of Kentucky’s Twitter Account Just Mocked Students’ COVID-19 Concerns

This is absolutely unacceptable behavior, and I expect much better from my school.

This morning, the Instagram account Black at UKY (@blackatuk) posted on their story, asking for fellow students to share their concerns about returning to campus over the next week.

Keep Reading... Show less

Donald Trump started Thursday out in a fury, taking to Twitter to suggest the 2020 election be delayed.

Keep Reading... Show less
Currently

In June, Herman Cain Said Don't Believe The Coronavirus 'Scare Stories' — Today He Died From It

Herman Cain attended a Trump rally in Tulsa, OK on June 20 without a mask on and was hospitalized in early July.

Herman Cain, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and 2012 presidential candidate, has died from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Keep Reading... Show less
Currently

Trump Tweets About Delaying The Election — But Has No Constitutional Power To Do So

There is clearly more at play in his call to potentially delay the election than just a conspiracy theory about voter fraud.

President Trump recently tweeted about how, with mail-in voting, the general election in November will be "the most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history."

Keep Reading... Show less
Currently

Videos Of Protestors Being Pulled Into Vans Scare Me — And Should Scare You, Too

Whether they're from DHS or the NYPD, using these tactics against protestors is inexcusable.

This video below was taken on July 28 in New York City. It shows plainclothes NYPD officers pulling an 18-year-old woman off the street during a Black Lives Matter protests and forcing her into an unmarked vehicle. She was later released after being charged with vandalism.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments