A black family fired an independent contractor they had hired for a job after he drove to their home with a giant Confederate flag affixed to his truck.
Allison and Zeke Brown of Atlanta, Georgia hired the man, whose name is Michael, to replace the brakes on their golf cart. When he arrived at their home on Saturday, an enormous rebel flag was attached to his truck.
“Hi, you know what, I do apologize, I know you’ve come from a very long way, but we’re going to use someone else,” Allison, 40, a radiation therapist, tells Michael, as captured in a video on her Ring app.
“She’s upset with the flag,” explains Zeke, 48.
“No, I’m beyond upset with the flag,” corrects Allison.
Michael offers to remove the flag, but Allison says, “No, you don’t need to take it down. You can continue to believe what you need to believe, sir. But no, I cannot pay you for your services. Thank you, have a good day.”
Thousands watched the Ring footage and noted Allison’s decorum, much like Craig Brooks, a Holiday Inn Express employee in Austin, Texas, whose polite rejection, “It’s above me now,” to a customer who called him the n-word, went viral last month.
Would he had shown up to a white Jewish family with a swastika? The Confederate flag is a common white supremacist symbol of hatred of blacks. It represents racism, slavery and the country’s long history of oppression of black people
— Brother Tyrone X (@tyrone345345) July 2, 2019
It takes a person of extraordinary stupidity to show up at a black person’s house with a CSA flag on their truck or person.
— Ryan Quattro (@forzaquattro77) July 2, 2019
If he's a proud Southerner, why not an Alabama, South Carolina, etc flag? Funny how that works.
— Blackbelt Birder 🏳️🌈 (@blackbeltbirder) July 2, 2019
She was brilliant!
I applaud her calm demeanor 👏👏
No thoughtful human being should employ this guy… regardless of what race you are. Saving a few dollars isn’t worth losing your humanity.
— Shopgirl 🇺🇸🗣☮️ (@idnac4u) July 2, 2019
SOURCE: Elise Solé