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Bank Of America Fires Worker After Racist Facebook Rant

| by Jonathan Constante

A Bank of America employee has been terminated after posting a racist rant on Facebook.

Christine McMullen Lindgren, 57, is no longer employed with Bank of America after her racist rant prompted several complaints from social media users, the Daily Mail reported.

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Lindgren wrote:

I hate Facebook for this reason you f***ing n****rs. And yes, if can call each that well I can too. F***ing n****r go back to Africa. Get over your pity party. You created this hatred and your own kind that brought your great-great-parents over here and sold them. Do something with your lives and your children's lives. I'm sure you don't work, collect welfare and teach hatred.  Your poor children. All five of them you can't afford because I pay for them.

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It is unclear why Lindgren posted the rant.

Several Facebook users noticed that she was employed with Bank of America and called the Atlanta, Georgia branch to complain.

Bank of America fired Lindgren within hours.

“We are aware of an unacceptable post on Facebook,” Bank of America posted on its Facebook page. “The comments are reprehensible. We have completed our investigation and have terminated the employment of the individual who posted the comments.”

Senior vice president at Bank of America Andy Aldridge told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Lindgren’s comments were “reprehensible and unacceptable.”

“We have investigated the matter and terminated her,” Aldridge said. “She no longer works for Bank of America.”

Aldridge added that the bank would be in touch with the thousands of people who complained about Lindgren’s Facebook post. She has since deleted the post, along with her Facebook profile.

Sources: Daily Mail, Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Photo credit: Chris Potter via Flickr

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