A black female employee learned the hard way this week that racism actually goes both ways.
Shana “Poohpooh” Latrice, an employee of Brookfield Zoo, recently posted a photo of herself at work to Facebook. However, it is the caption she put above the photo that has landed her in big trouble.
“Wassup y’all? At work serving these rude a** white people,” wrote “Poohpooh,” who clearly forgot that Facebook is a public social media site when she tagged herself at the Brookfield Zoo in her status.
Unfortunately for Poohpooh, many of these “rude a** white people” saw her status and promptly refused to support the zoo further. It didn’t take long for the Brookfield Zoo to take action.
“Yesterday, we became aware of the actions of a single employee which we agree are unacceptable,” a statement from the zoo read. “This employee’s statements in social media are in violation of our policies and do not reflect our institution’s values. We have zero tolerance for these kinds of divisive behaviors.”
“We treat all employment matters confidentially, but rest assured that we have taken prompt action to remedy the situation,” the statement concluded.
While the zoo stayed mum on the fate of Poohpooh, the Chicago Tribune later confirmed that she had been fired. Despite all the backlash, this young lady still refuses to admit that what she said was racist.
“I know what I am & racist is not one of em,” Poohpooh wrote just before she took her Facebook down.
There you have it, folks. If you’re looking for a sassy, rude, racist employee, Poohpooh may be the girl for you!