Earlier today, I, like many of you, logged onto Facebook. I was surprised to see the below photo, not because of the language (or likes), but because, in this college town, it is receiving attention as if it is a football game. I think some of this attention is due to the fact the individual under discussion works in the health profession. And, of course, this is a college town. When I saw the initial post a little after 5 p.m. the picture had been shared by just under 600 people. Now, at the time of this post, about 4 hours later, the picture has been shared by over 1100 people. Needless to say her Facebook page has been either deactivated, for now, or deleted. Attached to this photo was the following description (I retracted the specifics):
This young lady is an employee of xxx of Drs. xx (location) 912-xxx-xxxx Judging by her racial slurs posted on Facebook concerning the re-election of President Barrack Obama I feel this particular Dr’s office should know exactly WHO they have working for them. Are African Americans safe at this office? Does this young lady care for African Americans as she does all patients? Re-post
The individual works, assuming she is still with her employer, for a reputable doctor’s office. In my opinion the doctors are great, their reputation in the community, on an individual level and as a practice, is strong. However, it will be interesting to see how they handle this situation and if their reputation can withstand the attention. What do you think the doctor’s office should do? What would you do? Would you have posted all this information about the individual in the photo description? Would you have posted the picture at all? Vote (and/or comment) below.
[Note: I have no professional affiliation with this doctors office or their employees.]