Loan Officer Fired After Racist Tweet About The First Lady
Michelle Obama shook things up with her impassioned speech at the Democratic National Convention earlier this week. And while most people applauded her for encouraging decency, for speaking about the power and evolution of this nation, there were a few people who didn’t appreciate the message…or the messenger.
Particularly Lisa Greenwood, a woman in Anne Arbor, Michigan, who took to Twitter not to criticize the speech, but the First Lady’s appearance.
I don’t know why people believe their social media actions and opinions exist in a bubble. They do not. And since Lisa used her government name on her Twitter account, it wasn’t long before other Twitter users were able to find her Facebook page and the name of the company she worked for Home Point Loans.
From there it was all downhill for Greenwood. Twitter users began tweeting the loan company asking them if this employee’s thoughts represented their company’s values.
Thankfully, the company saw the tweets and moved quickly. Greenwood was fired and Home Point Loans issued this statement.
The individual who made reprehensible comments regarding last night’s speech by the First Lady is no longer employed with Home Point Financial. Home Point Financial does not agree with nor condone such comments, which were made on the individual’s Twitter account. We hold true to our We Care philosophy-our responsibilities extend beyond the workplace and into our communities.
Good for them with the red tape and discrimination that already exists in the banking and loan industries, there is absolutely no room for someone with beliefs like the ones Greenwood holds.
Wondering when people will learn that broadcasting their racism on social media just doesn’t pay off.