A Bank of America employee has been sacked after she said black people should ‘go back to Africa’ in a shocking rant on Facebook.
Christine McMullen Lindgren, from Atlanta, recently posted the racist rant on her profile, in which she called black people ‘F***ing n****s’ and said: ‘Go back to Africa [and] get over your pity party.’
In her post, she also told 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 5 of them you can’t afford because I pay for them.’
Her rambling post led to thousands of people contacting the bank to complain about the personal banker and led to her sacking.
Cheryl McCall Wiggins, one of the thousands people who commented on the post, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: ‘I looked at her page and saw she had black friends. So this didn’t sit well with my spirit.
‘So are you saying that this is how you feel about your friends? Or are your friends the good black people and you were talking about the bad black people?’
It is unclear who the rant was aimed at but Ms Lindgren later deleted the post and her profile.
Others complained to Bank of America with one asking: ‘Christine McMullen Lindgren wrote a horrifically racist, anti-Black comment on Facebook and she proudly listed you, Bank of America, as her employer.
‘Does she represent the racist values you strive for or the ones you’ve promised to abandon?’
On Thursday, Bank of America were forced to respond to the post.
Andy Aldridge, a senior vice president of corporate communications at the bank, called the comments ‘reprehensible and unacceptable’.
He said: ‘We have investigated the matter and terminated her. She no longer works for Bank of America.’
The bank added that they are currently reaching out to any customers who voiced their concerns on social media about the post.