UPDATED: Monday, October 5, 2015 12:00 PM ET
According to the AtlantaBlackStar, the man known as Geris Hilton (real name Gerod Roth) on Facebook has been terminated from his position at Polaris Marketing Group after a picture he posted on his page spurred hurtful and racially charged comments about a co-worker’s Black child.
The company released a statement via Twitter to address Roth’s termination:
We’ll keep you updated with the latest.
A Facebook user who goes by the name of Geris Hilton posted a photo with a Black child, allegedly the son of his co-worker, and then along with his friends, proceeded to make racist “jokes” at the child’s expense.
Since the photo has gone viral, one of the commenters, Emily Irene Red, has allegedly been fired.
The child has been identified by his mother Sydney as Cayden Jace. She took to her Facebook page to express her gratitude for all the support she’s received.
The hashtag #HisNameIsCayden is starting to gain traction on Twitter, as more and more people become aware of this bigotry.
SOURCE: AtlantaBlackStar | PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook, Twitter
Photo Of White Man, Friends Posting Racist Comments About Black Co-Worker’s Child Goes Viral was originally published on newsone.com