The good news?
Angela Diers, an Iowa woman was fired for Dexter Laundry for being a racist pig to her Mexican co-workers … she made it clear that she hates “f**king Mexicans” … cannot collect unemployment.
The bad news?
In the Age of _____, Angela Diers thinks that what she said shouldn’t keep her from collecting unemployment because she’s heard other employees make derogatory comments about "blacks and foreigners" since _____ became president.
And so that should make being a racist okay?
Luckily the good folks at Iowa's Employment Appeals Board Basically said, “Not today, Satan,” and ruled that Diers' statements clearly met the definition of misconduct and disqualified her from collecting unemployment benefits.
Their ruling reversed Administrative Law Judge Beth Scheetz, who said Diers deserved unemployment benefits because "since President _____’s election, it was common for workers" at the plant to talk of hating African Americans and foreigners.
So, because we have a racist in the White House, who spews racists rhetoric against every single person of color, Beth Scheetz and Angela Diers think that behavior does not qualify as misconduct at work.
Racism … open hostility for people of color … does not qualify as misconduct.
And before anyone cries “Freedom of Speech,” the First Amendment, while it does protect people from government-imposed restrictions on their speech, it does not apply to speech in the context of working for a private company.
So, sorry Angela. Maybe you will now think twice about being a hate-filled racist thug.
And, sorry Beth, maybe you’ll understand that Freedom of Speech does not mean you can say whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you want.